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Quartet Romantic - Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, et al

Album Summary

>Riegger, Wallingford : Wind Quintet, Op. 51
>Cowell, Henry : Quartet Romantic, for 2 flutes, violin & viola, HC 223
>Cowell, Henry : Paragraphs (7), trio for 2 violins (or violin & viola) & cello, HC 408
>Seeger, Ruth Crawford : Diaphonic Suite no 2
>Harrison, Lou : Trio (String Trio), for violin, viola & cello
>Becker, John J. : Abongo for 29 percussion instruments
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Notes & Reviews:

The generation of American composers who came of age in the 1920s are now generally acknowledged as seminal figures in the creation of a trrly indigenous American art music. "Quartet Romantic" makes available for the first time on CD several important chamber works by four of these figures, as well as an early work by Cowell's most famous pupil, Lou Harrison.



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>Riegger, Wallingford : Wind Quintet, Op. 51
  • Performers: Virgil Blackwell (Clarinet); Paul Dunkel (Flute); Frank Morelli (Bassoon); Stewart Rose (French Horn); Stephen Taylor (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1952

>Cowell, Henry : Quartet Romantic, for 2 flutes, violin & viola, HC 223
  • Performers: Paul Dunkel (Flute); John Graham (Viola); Susan Palma-Nidel (Flute); Rolf Schulte (Violin)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 09/1917

>Cowell, Henry : Paragraphs (7), trio for 2 violins (or violin & viola) & cello, HC 408
  • Performers: Lois Martin (Viola); Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Seeger, Ruth Crawford : Diaphonic Suite no 2
  • Performers: Aleck Karis (Piano); Lois Martin (Viola); Linda Quan (Violin); Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Harrison, Lou : Trio (String Trio), for violin, viola & cello
  • Performers: Aleck Karis (Piano); Lois Martin (Viola); Linda Quan (Violin); Madeleine Shapiro (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Becker, John J. : Abongo for 29 percussion instruments
  • Running Time: 9 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933