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It Is My Heart Singing - Tina Davidson / Casatt Quartet


Release Date: 06/06/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 842   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Tina Davidson
Performer:  Tawnya PopoffJennifer LeshnowerMuneko OtaniStephen Manes,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casatt String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Expressive, vivid music for string quartet, masterfully performed by the Cassatt String Quartet.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, of American parents, Davidson spent her first three years living in the town of Malmo on the Baltic Sea. She later lived in Istanbul, Turkey, and, as a teenager, in Wurzburg, Germany and Tel Aviv, Israel, finally settling down in Oneonta, New York. Her mother, a professor of English literature, recognized her musical talents and started her on piano at an early age. She studied later at the Wurzburg Conservatory and Tel Aviv University. In the early 1970s, she went to Bennington College, Vermont, where she studied with Henry Brant and Vivian Fine. Over the years Davidson’s music has been
Read more commissioned and performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, Relache Ensemble and Orchestra 2001, among many other ensembles. She has created works of integrity and fascination, honing an individual and expressive style. She has an ear for vivid harmonies and colors. Full of tender, haunting melodies that grow expansively, generously and graciously, her music is real, harmonic and sophisticated. Here are three works performed by the renowned Cassatt Quartet, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. In Paper, Glass, String and Wood, all twelve parts are played, through over-dubbing, by the Quartet, revealing its famed virtuosity and commitment to challenging, original new music.
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Works on This Recording

1.
It Is My Heart Singing by Tina Davidson
Performer:  Tawnya Popoff (Viola), Jennifer Leshnower (Violin), Muneko Otani (Violin),
Stephen Manes (Piano), Caroline Stinson (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casatt String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
Delight of Angels by Tina Davidson
Performer:  Caroline Stinson (Cello), Tawnya Popoff (Viola), Jennifer Leshnower (Violin),
Muneko Otani (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casatt String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Paper, Glass, String & Wood by Tina Davidson
Performer:  Caroline Stinson (Cello), Jennifer Leshnower (Violin), Muneko Otani (Violin),
Tawnya Popoff (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Casatt String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

It is My Heart Singing
Delight of Angels
Paper, Glass, String and Wood: I. Paper
Paper, Glass, String and Wood: II. Glass
Paper, Glass, String and Wood: III. String
Paper, Glass, String and Wood: IV. Wood

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