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Stark: Seasonal Music / Andrews, Calyx Piano Trio, Momenta Quartet, LA Piano Quartet


Release Date: 11/01/2019 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9526  
Composer:  Christopher Stark
Performer:  Scott Andrews
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Momenta QuartetLos Angeles Piano QuartetCalyx Piano Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Seasonal Music is the first album of compositions by the remarkable thirty-nine year old American composer, Christopher Stark. Annotator Sean Shepherd writes of the "tremendous spaciousness, and a melancholy resonating throughout" the three recent works that make up this program. Speaking of the largest of these pieces, the virtuosic string quartet "Seasonal Music", Shepherd calls it "at times pictorial and descriptive-- alternatively a vast exploration in sound and the possibilities of the quartet for its own sake. "Stark is served brilliantly on this recording by three leading ensembles-the Momenta Quartet, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and the Calyx Piano Trio with Scott Andrews, clarinet. Seasonal Music is the first album of compositions by the remarkable thirty-nine year old American composer, Christopher Stark. Annotator Sean Shepherd writes of the "tremendous spaciousness, and a melancholy resonating throughout" the three recent works that make up this program. Speaking of the largest of these pieces, the virtuosic string quartet "Seasonal Music", Shepherd calls it "at times pictorial and descriptive-- alternatively a vast exploration in sound and the possibilities of the quartet for its own sake. "Stark is served brilliantly on this recording by three leading ensembles-the Momenta Quartet, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and the Calyx Piano Trio with Scott Andrews, clarinet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Seasonal Music by Christopher Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Momenta Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016-2018; United States 
2.
Piano Quartet by Christopher Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Piano Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 
3.
This is Not a Story by Christopher Stark
Performer:  Scott Andrews (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Calyx Piano Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2017; United States 

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