WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Dance / The Smith Quartet

Smith Quartet / Finnissy / Cutler / Fitkin
Release Date: 04/26/2011 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 236  
Composer:  Tunde JugedeJoe CutlerJohn AdamsGraham Fitkin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Smith Quartet return on Signum with a new album of commissions and world premiere recordings, all centered on the theme of ‘Dance’. The featured programme is a veritable ‘whos-who’ of contemporary composition, including works from Michael Nyman, Graham Fitkin, Jon Lord, Michael Finnissy and Django Bates.

Praise for previous albums with the Smith Quartet on Signum:

"How long before the Kronos is labelled the 'American Smith Quartet'? ... they are ahead of the curve at generating new repertoire and taking the experimental back-catalogue seriously." -- Classic FM Magazine "Effortless class…" -- BBC Radio 3: Andrew McGregor’s CD review

" ... an exuberant collection of 14
Read more short pieces, each by a different composer. All are played with vim and technical brilliance … the variety of response to the rhythmic impulse is impressive." -- The Times

"A diverse collection of 14 works is bound together by quality of composition and performance … like a box of excellent chocolates, inviting frequent tasting." -- Classical Music Magazine - EDITOR'S CHOICE

"Come dancing with The Smith Quartet … infectious enthusiasm and spirited playing" -- Classic FM Magazine ****
Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Dancing in the Spirit by Tunde Jugede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
2. Folk Music "Daithi's Dumka" by Joe Cutler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
3. John's Book of Alleged Dances: Pavane "She's So Fine" by John Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
4. Informal Dance by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
5. Definitely Disco by Andrew Poppy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
6. Minuet by Michael Finnissy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
7. Black Dance by Tan Dun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
8. First Dance by Kevin Volans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
9. Tango by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
10. Zarabanda Solitaria by Jon Lord
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
11. Bogle Move by Gabriel Prokofiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
12. Naïve Waltz by Elena Kats-Chernin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
13. STAMP (to avoid erotic thoughts) by Donnacha Dennehy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet
14. Peculiar Terms of Physical Intimacy by Django Bates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith String Quartet

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook