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Origins - works for string quartet by Volans, Koumatsu, Stravinsky, Visconti / Kontras Quartet

Audio Samples

  1. Origins — String Quartet No. 2 “Hunting, Gathering” (1987): I. First Expedition
  2. Origins — String Quartet No. 2 “Hunting, Gathering” (1987): II. Second Expedition
  3. Origins — String Quartet No. 2 “Hunting, Gathering” (1987): III. Third Expedition $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Origins — Japanese Folk Song Suite No. 2 (2010): I. Yagibushi $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Origins — Japanese Folk Song Suite No. 2 (2010): II. Nambu Ushioi Uta $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Origins — Japanese Folk Song Suite No. 2 (2010): III. Otemoyan $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Origins — Japanese Folk Song Suite No. 2 (2010): IV. Aizu Bandaisan $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Origins — Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914): I. No. 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Origins — Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914): II. No. 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Origins — Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914): III. No. 3 $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): I. Youthful Bloom $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 2. Remembrances $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 3. Steamwistle Shuffle $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 4. Ole Dixie Twang $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 5. Humble Pie $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 6. Spirit in Sway $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 7. All Chips $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 8. Danderhead $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 9. Jackknife Flop $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 10. Alley to the Stars $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Origins — Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009): 11. Disposable You $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Volans, Kevin : Quartet for Strings No 2 "Hunting
>Koumatsu, Hajime : Japanese Folk Song Suite no 2, for string quartet
>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for string quartet
>Visconti, Dan : Ramshackle Songs, for string quartet
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Notes & Reviews:

Formed in 2009, the Kontras Quartet is based in Chicago. They were Quartet-in-Residence with the Western Piedmont Symphony for four years, touring extensively during their tenure. This is their debut recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (05/18/2014-05/19/2014); Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (09/20/2014-09/21/2014).



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>Volans, Kevin : Quartet for Strings No 2 "Hunting :: Gathering"
  • Ensemble: Kontras String Quartet
  • Notes: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (05/18/2014-05/19/2014); Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (09/20/2014-09/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1987

>Koumatsu, Hajime : Japanese Folk Song Suite no 2, for string quartet
  • Notes: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (05/18/2014-05/19/2014); Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (09/20/2014-09/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Stravinsky, Igor : Pieces (3) for string quartet
  • Notes: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (05/18/2014-05/19/2014); Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (09/20/2014-09/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914

>Visconti, Dan : Ramshackle Songs, for string quartet
  • Notes: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (05/18/2014-05/19/2014); Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (09/20/2014-09/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2009