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Taut' - Works for Guitar Quartet, by Charles Norman Mason, Edward Green, Dorothy Hindman et al. / Corona Guitar Kvartet

Album Summary

>Mason, Charles Norman : Filibuster, for guitar quartet
>Green, Edward : Guitar Quartet
>Hindman, Dorothy : Taut, for 4 guitars
>Sbacco, Franco : Cori Battenti, for 4 guitars
>Frith, Fred : Alftanes, for 4 guitars
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

During the past several years, the Corona Guitar Kvartet (Per Dybro Sorensen, Volkmar Zimmermann, Kristian Gantriis and Mikkel Andersen) has specialized in forging personal relationships with composers of varying styles, and of performing their works. The selections on this, their sixth CD, reflect the diversity of contemporary music styles performed by the Kvartet and most of it was written especially for them by composers taken with the the Kvartet's openness to differing musical visions, its willingness to play composers whose music its members admire, and its dedication to understanding each work on its own terms. The composers include Charles Norman Mason and Dorothy Hindman, faculty members at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music; Edward Green, a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music; Franco Sbacco, a faculty member at the State Conservatory of Music Santa Cecilia of Rome; and Fred Frith, a faculty member at Mills College.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
The Corona Quartet - Per Dybro Sorenson, Volkmar Zimmermann, Kristian Gantriis, and Mikkel Andersen - is a Danish group. I first reviewed them in July/August 2009. That program included Morley, Bach, Ravel, and modern composers. They now seem to be specializing in living composers with whom they can collaborate in preparing performances. Notes are by the composers, with an introduction by Faye-Ellen Silverman, a composer they had collaborated with on an entire earlier release. That's a nice touch. They all mention the sheer virtuosity and commitment of the Corona. Corona Quartet is amazing. They are asked to produce a remarkable range of sounds, and they do so with infallible skill. Newest music fans will certainly enjoy the performances.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bronshoj Church, Copenhagen/Denmark (2006-2014).



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Works Details

>Mason, Charles Norman : Filibuster, for guitar quartet
  • Ensemble: Corona Guitar Kvartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2003

>Green, Edward : Guitar Quartet
  • Ensemble: Corona Guitar Kvartet
  • Running Time: 16 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1975

>Hindman, Dorothy : Taut, for 4 guitars
  • Performer: Jose Romanillos (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Corona Guitar Kvartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2003

>Sbacco, Franco : Cori Battenti, for 4 guitars
  • Performer: Jose Romanillos (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Corona Guitar Kvartet
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2007

>Frith, Fred : Alftanes, for 4 guitars
  • Performer: Jose Romanillos (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Corona Guitar Kvartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2005