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Alberts' Window

Cionek / Eight Strings & A Whistle
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7918   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Albert RousselUnspecifiedMartin RokeachPeter Jona Korn,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eight Strings and a Whistle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From Stravinsky-esque rhythms and impressionistic harmonies to Xerox® machine-inspired gestures, Eight Strings & a Whistle – comprised of flutist Suzanne Gilchrest, violist Ina Litera, and cellist Matthew Goeke – present a diverse selection of contemporary and 20th-century works that highlight the ensemble’s blend of technical prowess and emotive interpretation on their debut Ravello Records release Albert's Window.

Going Up? by Martin Rokeach and commissioned by Eight Strings & a Whistle, ensnares the listener in its elliptical orbit, as each theme gradually ascends to nebulous, whimsical resolutions. Aloysia Serenade, Op. 19 by Peter Jona Korn (1922-1998) was written for Boston Symphony Orchestra flautist Doriot
Read more Anthony Dwyer, the first woman to hold a principal chair in a major U.S. orchestra. The composition leaps from spirited, energetic peaks to brooding, contemplative valleys, traversing a vast amount of emotional and musical territory.

Written for and dedicated to Eight Strings & a Whistle, Bad Robots by composer Edmonds Cionek explores man’s relationship with technology, drawing inspiration from the sounds of a copy machine and its rhythms. The album closes with the lyrical Trio, Op. 40 by Albert Roussel (1869-1937), an example of what the composer called “music willed and realized for its own sake:” abstract, colored, cyclic, and unique.

In these works we hear an ensemble of knowledge, elegance, and depth performing music of equal caliber and inspiration – a combination as perfect, in its idiosyncratic and unique own way, as the eight strings and a whistle of Eight Strings & a Whistle. - Ravello Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, Op. 40 by Albert Roussel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eight Strings and a Whistle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
Date of Recording: 11/24/2014 
Venue:  Peter Karl Studios, Brooklyn NY 
Length: 15 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2.
Untitled CD-ROM Track by Unspecified
Period: Modern 
3.
Going Up?, for flute, viola & cello by Martin Rokeach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eight Strings and a Whistle
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 06/09/2014 
Venue:  Peter Karl Studios, Brooklyn NY 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Aloysia Serenade, for flute, viola & cello, Op. 19 by Peter Jona Korn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eight Strings and a Whistle
Period: Modern 
Written: 1953 
Date of Recording: 07/10/2014 
Venue:  Peter Karl Studios, Brooklyn NY 
Length: 20 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5.
Bad Robots, for flute, viola & cello by Edmund Cionek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eight Strings and a Whistle
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/29/2011 
Venue:  Peter Karl Studios, Brooklyn NY 
Length: 12 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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