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Serious Business / Spektral Quartet [CD & Blu-ray Audio]

Lochhead / Haydn / Macklay / Spektral Quartet
Release Date: 01/29/2016 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92198   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sky MacklayDave ReminickFranz Joseph HaydnChris Fisher-Lochhead
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Spektral Quartet, since their inception, has strived to bridge the gap between the great historical works and compositions from today. Regarded for their their progressive undertakings, the group delivers interactive concerts with an intimate, up-close atmosphere, and intrepid programming.The Spektral Quartet, consisting of Clara Lyon, Austin Wulliman, Doyle Armbrust, and Russell Rolan, serves as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago’s Department of Music.The inspiration behind Serious Business is what makes something humorous, and how can we view humor through the lens of classical music. The Spektral Quartet, since their inception, has strived to bridge the gap between the great historical works and compositions from today. Regarded for their their progressive undertakings, the group delivers interactive concerts with an intimate, up-close atmosphere, and intrepid programming.The Spektral Quartet, consisting of Clara Lyon, Austin Wulliman, Doyle Armbrust, and Russell Rolan, serves as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago’s Department of Music.The inspiration behind Serious Business is what makes something humorous, and how can we view humor through the lens of classical music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Many Many Cadences, for string quartet by Sky Macklay
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce Virginia 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
The Ancestral Mousetrap, for string quartet by Dave Reminick
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce Virginia 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 33 no 2/H 3 no 38 "Joke" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce Virginia 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
Hack, for string quartet by Chris Fisher-Lochhead
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015 
Venue:  Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce Virginia 
Length: 21 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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