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Fade Control / Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet


Release Date: 03/11/2008 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 25707   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Fulvio Caldini
Performer:  Daniel BrüggenDaniel KoschitzkiKarel Van SteenhovenAndrea Ritter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'the world's most innovative and exciting recorder consort' (Tijdschrift oude Muziek)

Founded in 1978, the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet has continually explored the boundaries of the recorder consort. Following its formation, the ensemble's reputation grew quickly and was further strengthened at the 1981 Musica Antigua Competition in Bruges where, challenging the competition rules, it performed an unusual arrangement of a Stevie Wonder song and emerged as the winner. In addition to the classic consort music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the Quartet's repertoire includes many significant twentieth-century works. A number of composers have been inspired to write for the Quartet, which has helped create a new
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Fulvio Caldini was born in Arezzo, Italy. He studied piano with Giorgio Sacchetti at the conservatory of music in Florence and graduated in 1982. Subsequently he went on to study harmony and counterpoint with Franco Cioci, chamber music with Franco Rossi (Quartetto Italiano) and John Blakely at King Alfred's college, Winchester, harpsichord with Anna Mara Pernafelli and organ with Fausto D'Antimi. He was awarded several prizes both as a composer and as a pianist in Stresa, Cagliari and Urbino and has been in demand as a performer and composer in Europe, North and South American and Japan. From 1987 to 1995 he was the pianist of the Orchestra Regionale Toscana. Fulvio Caldini's compositions and arrangements have been published by Berben, Moeck and Brietkopf & Haertel. He is a teacher of chamber music at the conservatory of Milan.

Fulvio Caldini: (...) Whenever I am writing a work, I face the challenge of striking a balance between 'the freedom' and 'the necessity'. The equilibrium between them should not be seen as a static and still element, but as something continuously moving. This point of poise is the living heart of my work. Rather than as a 'physical' place within the work, it can be perceived as the meeting point of freedom and necessity. (...)
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonatina in Quartetto, Op. 65 by Fulvio Caldini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: 20th Century 
2. Pensieri del tramonto, Op. 107 by Fulvio Caldini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: 20th Century 
3. Fade Control, Op. 47c by Fulvio Caldini
Performer:  Daniel Brüggen (Recorder), Daniel Koschitzki (Recorder), Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder),
Andrea Ritter (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4. Sixteen Letters, Op. 96/B: 1st movement, Loud by Fulvio Caldini
Performer:  Daniel Koschitzki (Recorder), Andrea Ritter (Recorder), Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder),
Daniel Brüggen (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5. Christe Eleison, Op. 59/C by Fulvio Caldini
Performer:  Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder), Andrea Ritter (Recorder), Daniel Brüggen (Recorder),
Daniel Koschitzki (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6. Clockwork-Toccata, Op. 68/C by Fulvio Caldini
Performer:  Daniel Koschitzki (Recorder), Andrea Ritter (Recorder), Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder),
Daniel Brüggen (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7. Beata Viscera, Op. 74/B by Fulvio Caldini
Performer:  Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder), Daniel Brüggen (Recorder), Andrea Ritter (Recorder),
Daniel Koschitzki (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8. Clockwork-Game, Op. 72/A by Fulvio Caldini
Performer:  Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder), Daniel Brüggen (Recorder), Andrea Ritter (Recorder),
Daniel Koschitzki (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 11 Minutes 32 Secs. 

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