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Peter Ré: String Quartets / Divertimento

Release Date: 07/18/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 853   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ré
Performer:  Cheryl TschanzGraybert BeachumSusan Poliacik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Peter Ré studied at Juilliard and the Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Paul Hindemith, and received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1948 and at Columbia University for a Master of Arts Degree in 1950. In his 33 year career at Colby College, Professor Emeritus Ré taught courses in music theory and composition, music history and conducting. Ré has received commissions for works from the Portland and Bangor Symphony Orchestras and the Portland String Quartet (the String Quartet No. 3). He has received awards from the Maine State Commission on the Arts and Humanities for his work as Conductor and Music Director of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. His twelve-year tenure in that position brought about major changes in the Read more constituency, size and performing ability of the orchestra, which transformed it into a major cultural resource for Maine and which attracted guest artists of international reputation. The works on this recording have been performed by, among others, the Juilliard, Hungarian, Bay Chamber, Vaghy and Portland Quartets. The founding members of the Portland String Quartet have been together since 1969 and have performed in all the major venues of the world. They have received particular attention for their complete cycles of the chamber music of Bloch, Chadwick and Piston. Read less

Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings no 1 by Peter Ré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Quartet for Strings no 2 by Peter Ré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Quartet for Strings no 3 by Peter Ré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Divertimento for Piano and Strings by Peter Ré
Performer:  Cheryl Tschanz (Piano), Graybert Beachum (Violin), Susan Poliacik (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 1: I. Allegro energico
String Quartet No. 1: II. Andante
String Quartet No. 1: III. Brioso
String Quartet No. 2: I. Allegro vigiroso
String Quartet No. 2: II. Andante mesto
String Quartet No. 2: III. Allegro scherzoso
String Quartet No. 3: I. Allegro
String Quartet No. 3: II. Largo
String Quartet No. 3: III. Allegro ritmico
Divertimento: I. Allegretto
Divertimento: II. Andante
Divertimento: III. Allegro

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