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Martin: Embrace the Wind! / Enkidu String Quartet


Release Date: 08/12/2016 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7942  
Composer:  Robert Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Enkidu String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With his Ravello release Embrace the Wind, composer Robert J. Martin communicates the wonder that humanity has for wind through a cycle of string quartets rooted in images and emotions played out across histories as diverse as ancient phoenicia and modern wind farms. The cycle uses contrasting sonorities and melodic material that range from thorny to lush to portray the influence of wind on culture and civilization, from the joy of a child's pinwheel to the power of giant wind turbines. Martin uses strings to portray wind in unique ways. The strings moan like wind, imitate mechanical toys, howl, bite, lull us with gentleness and show us the sweetness of our world. With his Ravello release Embrace the Wind, composer Robert J. Martin communicates the wonder that humanity has for wind through a cycle of string quartets rooted in images and emotions played out across histories as diverse as ancient phoenicia and modern wind farms. The cycle uses contrasting sonorities and melodic material that range from thorny to lush to portray the influence of wind on culture and civilization, from the joy of a child's pinwheel to the power of giant wind turbines. Martin uses strings to portray wind in unique ways. The strings moan like wind, imitate mechanical toys, howl, bite, lull us with gentleness and show us the sweetness of our world. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Embrace the Wind! by Robert Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Enkidu String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 

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