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Quadrants: Modern String Quartets by Incontrera, Cunningham, Beeler, Grahn, Thomson

Audio Samples

>Incontrera, Marie : Limbic Breath, for string quartet
>Cunningham, Michael G. : Quartet for Strings no 5
>Beeler, Alan : Quartet 2000, for string quartet
>Grahn, Ulf : The Timeless Lines of Time, for string quartet
>Beeler, Alan : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Thomson, Virgil : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Unspecified : [Untitled CD-ROM Track]

Album Summary

>Incontrera, Marie : Limbic Breath, for string quartet
>Cunningham, Michael G. : Quartet for Strings no 5
>Beeler, Alan : Quartet 2000, for string quartet
>Grahn, Ulf : The Timeless Lines of Time, for string quartet
>Beeler, Alan : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Thomson, Virgil : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Unspecified : [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
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Notes & Reviews:

With QUADRANTS, Navona presents a collection of modern string quartets that meld the old with the new, combining traditional forms with contemporary influences to present expressive, emotional works that both make and break the mold.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
Quadrants, another program of new string quartets, mixes traditional forms and figures with brief glimpses of modernity. Virgil Thomson's quartet is the most approachable, with its straightforward tonality and mix of classical era forms. Michael Cunningham's Fifth Quartet includes the most chromaticism in its sweeping melodies. The melodic staggering is persistent in II and builds tension nicely. The finale, 'Spirited', runs through angular lines while repeated eighth-note figures create motion. Marie Incontrera's Limbic Breath uses a pleasing mix of tonal melodies and folk dance rhythms to create a rousing piece where the bass steals the show.



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Works Details

>Incontrera, Marie : Limbic Breath, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.

>Cunningham, Michael G. : Quartet for Strings no 5
  • Running Time: 12 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Beeler, Alan : Quartet 2000, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Grahn, Ulf : The Timeless Lines of Time, for string quartet
  • Conductor: Vit Muzik
  • Running Time: 13 min. 40 sec.

>Beeler, Alan : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Thomson, Virgil : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Notes: Unitarian Congregational Church, Bolton, MA (11/19/1996-11/21/1996)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Unspecified : [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
  • Period Time: Modern