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American Dreams: Works for String Quartet by Peter Schickele, Ken Benshoof, Janice Giteck & Ben Herbolsheimer / St. Helens String Quartet; Lisa Bergman, piano

Album Summary

>Schickele, Peter : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("American Dreams")
>Benshoof, Ken : Swing Low, for string quartet
>Giteck, Janice : Where Can One Live Safely, Then? In Surrender, for string quartet
>Herbolsheimer, Bern : Botanas, for string quartet
>Giteck, Janice : Ricercare ("Dream Upon Arrival"), for string quartet
>Benshoof, Ken : Diversions, for string quartet
>Benshoof, Ken : Remember
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Notes & Reviews:

American Dreams features 20th-21st c. chamber works by four veteran American composers of considerable note: Peter Schickele, Kenneth Benshoof, Bern Herbolsheimer, and Janice Giteck. Called the "Saint Helens adventurous four" by the Seattle Weekly, the St. Helens String Quartet makes a practice of commissioning and performing works by 20th c. composers and has appeared at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival as well as other festivals and venues in the Northwest. Guest pianist Lisa Bergman is also a national award-winning radio announcer on Classic KING-FM in Seattle.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jack Straw Productions.



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Works Details

>Schickele, Peter : Quartet for Strings no 1 ("American Dreams")
  • Ensemble: St. Helens String Quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1983

>Benshoof, Ken : Swing Low, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Giteck, Janice : Where Can One Live Safely, Then? In Surrender, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Herbolsheimer, Bern : Botanas, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Giteck, Janice : Ricercare ("Dream Upon Arrival"), for string quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Benshoof, Ken : Diversions, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 14 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Benshoof, Ken : Remember
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music