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American Dreams / St. Helens String Quartet

Schickele / St. Helens String Quartet / Bergman
Release Date: 08/14/2015 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 6004   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ken BenshoofJanice GiteckPeter SchickeleBern Herbolsheimer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

American Dreams features 20th-21st c. chamber works by four veteran American composers of considerable note: Peter Schickele, Kenneth Benshoof, Bern Herbolsheimer, and Janice Giteck. Called the “Saint Helens adventurous four” by the Seattle Weekly, the St. Helens String Quartet makes a practice of commissioning and performing works by 20th c. composers and has appeared at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival as well as other festivals and venues in the Northwest. Guest pianist Lisa Bergman is also a national award-winning radio announcer on Classic KING-FM in Seattle. American Dreams features 20th-21st c. chamber works by four veteran American composers of considerable note: Peter Schickele, Kenneth Benshoof, Bern Herbolsheimer, and Janice Giteck. Called the “Saint Helens adventurous four” by the Seattle Weekly, the St. Helens String Quartet makes a practice of commissioning and performing works by 20th c. composers and has appeared at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival as well as other festivals and venues in the Northwest. Guest pianist Lisa Bergman is also a national award-winning radio announcer on Classic KING-FM in Seattle. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Swing Low by Ken Benshoof
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet
2.
Where Can One Live Safely, Then? In Surrender. by Janice Giteck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet
3.
Quartet for Strings no 1 "American Dreams" by Peter Schickele
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
4.
Botanes by Bern Herbolsheimer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet
5.
Remember by Ken Benshoof
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Ricercare (Dream Upon Arrival) by Janice Giteck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet
7.
Diversions (6) by Ken Benshoof
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Helens String Quartet

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