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American Piano Quartets / Amara Piano Quartet


Release Date: 10/14/2016 
Label:  Fleur De Son   Catalog #: 58035  
Composer:  George TsontakisPaul SchoenfieldLee HoibyWalter Piston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amara Piano Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album marks the debut recording of the Amara Piano Quartet, the successor to the Ames Piano Quartet, whose distinguished performing history spanned the last thirty-six years. Once pianist William David and violinist Mahlon Darlington retired in 2012, Jonathan Sturm and George Work welcomed Borivoj Martinic-Jercic and Mei-Hsuan Hunga to the group. The quartet was named "Amara", a name connoting mythic paradise in Abyssinia. On this album, they start off their discography with works by Tsontakis, Schoenfield, and several others. This album marks the debut recording of the Amara Piano Quartet, the successor to the Ames Piano Quartet, whose distinguished performing history spanned the last thirty-six years. Once pianist William David and violinist Mahlon Darlington retired in 2012, Jonathan Sturm and George Work welcomed Borivoj Martinic-Jercic and Mei-Hsuan Hunga to the group. The quartet was named "Amara", a name connoting mythic paradise in Abyssinia. On this album, they start off their discography with works by Tsontakis, Schoenfield, and several others. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 3 "Coraggio" by George Tsontakis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amara Piano Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985 
2.
Carolina Réveille by Paul Schoenfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amara Piano Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Dark Rosaleen - Rhapsody on an Air by James Joyce by Lee Hoiby
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amara Piano Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
4.
Quartet for Piano and Strings by Walter Piston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amara Piano Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 

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