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The American Album / Cypress String Quartet

Dvorak / Cypress String Quartet
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2304   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákCharles Tomlinson GriffesKevin PutsSamuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'The American Album' by the Cypress String Quartet is a stunning appreciation of the American musical spirit from 1893-1936, headlined by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s “American” Quartet, with works by Charles Griffes, Samuel Barber - his Quartet, Op.11 includes the famous “Adagio” - and contemporary composer Kevin Puts. 'The American Album' by the Cypress String Quartet is a stunning appreciation of the American musical spirit from 1893-1936, headlined by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s “American” Quartet, with works by Charles Griffes, Samuel Barber - his Quartet, Op.11 includes the famous “Adagio” - and contemporary composer Kevin Puts. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
2.
Sketches (2) based on Indian Themes by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1918-19; USA 
3.
Lento assai by Kevin Puts
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
4.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op.96 "American": I. Allegro ma non troppo
String Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op.96 "American": II. Lento
String Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op.96 "American": III. Molto vivace
String Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op.96 "American": IV. Vivace ma non troppo
Two Sketches Based on Indian Themes: I. Lento e mesto
Two Sketches Based on Indian Themes: II. Allegro giocoso
Lento assai
String Quartet in B Minor, Op.11: I. Molto allegro e appassionato
String Quartet in B Minor, Op.11: II. Molto adagio
String Quartet in B Minor, Op.11: III. Molto allegro (come prima) - Presto

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