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Awadagin Pratt And The St. Lawrence String Quartet Play Bach


Release Date: 03/12/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57227B   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFerruccio Busoni
Performer:  Awadagin PrattDemarre McGillStephen TramontazziMarina Hoover,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Lawrence String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Putting a new face on classical music, Awadagin Pratt has emerged as a visionary among today's concert pianists. His unique interpretations are the product of a remarkably broad background in music--while studying at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he was the first student to earn diplomas in three performance areas.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation. Its mission: bring every piece of music to the audience in vivid color, with pronounced communication and teamwork, and great respect to the composer. Since winning both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1992, the quartet
Read more has delighted audiences with its spontaneous, passionate, and dynamic performances. Alex Ross of The New Yorker magazine writes, "the St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection."
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Works on This Recording

1. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano), Demarre McGill (Flute), Stephen Tramontazzi (Double Bass),
Marina Hoover (Cello), Barry Shiffman (Violin), Geoff Nuttall (Violin),
Lesley Robertson (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Lawrence String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound Studios, California 
Length: 21 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marina Hoover (Cello), Stephen Tramontazzi (Double Bass), Awadagin Pratt (Piano),
Barry Shiffman (Violin), Lesley Robertson (Viola), Geoff Nuttall (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Lawrence String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound Studios, California 
Length: 13 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Tramontazzi (Double Bass), Barry Shiffman (Violin), Awadagin Pratt (Piano),
Lesley Robertson (Viola), Marina Hoover (Cello), Geoff Nuttall (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Lawrence String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound Studios, California 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4. Chorale Preludes (10) for Piano after J. S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Venue:  Skywalker Sound Studios, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5. The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound Studios, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Awadagin Pratt (Piano), Barry Shiffman (Violin), Marina Hoover (Cello),
Lesley Robertson (Viola), Geoff Nuttall (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Lawrence String Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound Studios, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Contrapunctus No. 1 - The Art of Fugue BWV 1080/1
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major, Bwv 1050: I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major, Bwv 1050: II. Affettuoso
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major, Bwv 1050: III. Allegro
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055: I. Allegro
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055: II. Larghetto
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A Major, BWV 1055: III. Allegro, ma non tanto
Concerto No. 3 in F minor, BWV 1056: I. Allegro
Concerto No. 3 in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
Concerto No. 3 in F minor, BWV 1056: III. Presto
Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme: 10. Choral
Prelude BWV999 (Bash-Busoni organ choral preludes arranged for piano)
Contrapunctus No. 1 - The Art of Fugue BWV 1080/1

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