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American Classics - Foote: Piano Quintet, Quartets /Da Vinci


Release Date: 10/27/1998 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559009   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arthur Foote
Performer:  James BarbagalloKay KirelisJerilyn JorgensenMargaret Miller,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Vinci Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The first real school of American composers arrived in the last quarter of the 19th century and were known as the Boston classicists. Comprised largely of well-to-do New Englanders who were trained in Europe by way of Harvard and worshipped Brahms, they were a pretty conservative bunch all around. Prominent among them was Arthur Foote of Salem, Massachusetts. His studies with John Knowles Paine at Harvard culminated in the first graduate degree in music ever granted by an American university and though he did not go on to study in Germany, he spent the following summer at Bayreuth soaking up the rays before returning to Boston to teach, compose and serve as choirmaster and organist of the First Unitarian Church.
Foote's chamber music
Read more is strongly influenced by Mendelssohn and Brahms, neoclassical in outlook, graceful and lyrical with little hint of storm or stress. This disc, featuring the Piano Quintet along with the Op. 32 and Op. 70 string quartets, is one of two of all-Foote releases which are part of Naxos' admirable American Classics series. The recordings feature the Da Vinci Quartet, a very good Colorado-based ensemble which has undertaken the performance of all of this composer's chamber works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 38 by Arthur Foote
Performer:  James Barbagallo (Piano), Kay Kirelis (Violin), Jerilyn Jorgensen (Violin),
Margaret Miller (Viola), Katharine Knight (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Vinci Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Foote Hall, University of Denver, CO 
Length: 23 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2. Quartet for Strings no 2 in E major, Op. 32 by Arthur Foote
Performer:  Katharine Knight (Cello), Kay Kirelis (Violin), Margaret Miller (Viola),
Jerilyn Jorgensen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Vinci Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; USA 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Foote Hall, University of Denver, CO 
Length: 26 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 70 by Arthur Foote
Performer:  Jerilyn Jorgensen (Violin), Katharine Knight (Cello), Kay Kirelis (Violin),
Margaret Miller (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Da Vinci Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Foote Hall, University of Denver, CO 
Length: 25 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 38: I. Allegro giusto: appassionato
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 38: II. Allegretto - Trio: Molto piu allegro
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 38: III. Scherzo: Vivace - Trio: Un poco meno mosso
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 38: IV. Allegro giusto
String Quartet No. 2 in E major, Op. 32: I. Allegro giocoso
String Quartet No. 2 in E major, Op. 32: II. Scherzo: Vivace - Trio: Piu vivace
String Quartet No. 2 in E major, Op. 32: III. Tema con variazioni: Andante espressivo, ma con moto
String Quartet No. 2 in E major, Op. 32: IV. Allegro Assai
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 70: I. Allegro
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 70: II. Scherzo: Capriccioso
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 70: III. Andante esspressivo
String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 70: IV. Andante esspressivo - Allegro non troppo, marcato

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