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Karim Al-Zand: Chamber Music Vol. 2 / Wang, Morgulis

Release Date: 03/12/2013 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1406   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Karim Al-Zand
Performer:  Yung-hsiang WangTali MorgulisIvo-Jan Van der WerffBrian Connelly,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Enso String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music of Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand (b. 1970) is wide-ranging — from settings of classical Arabic poetry to scores for dance and pieces for young audiences. His works explore connections between music and other arts, and draw inspiration from diverse sources such as 19th century graphic art, fables of the world, folksong and jazz. This second recording on Albany Records devoted to his music amply demonstrates these influences. Two of the works are inspired by literary sources (Imaginary Scenes and Four Fables); while Capriccios takes its inspiration from the Paganini 24 Capriccios and the Variations on a Theme of Bartok draws from Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. Movements from the Art of Conversation are introduced to the Read more audience through short, spoken dialogues performed by the string quartet, which alternate with the seven movements of the piece. - Albany Records Read less

Works on This Recording

Imaginary Scenes by Karim Al-Zand
Performer:  Yung-hsiang Wang (Violin), Tali Morgulis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
Variations on a theme of Bartók by Karim Al-Zand
Performer:  Ivo-Jan Van der Werff (Viola), Brian Connelly (Piano)
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: USA 
Capriccios by Karim Al-Zand
Performer:  Eric Siu (Violin)
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: Canada 
Four Fables by Karim Al-Zand
Performer:  Maiko Sasaki (Clarinet), Michelle Cheramy (Flute), Kana Mimaki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; USA 
The Art of Conversation: Seven Dialogues for String Quartet by Karim Al-Zand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Enso String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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