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Still, Dvorak, Barber, Gershwin / Serafin String Quartet


Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3050   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákGeorge GershwinSamuel BarberWilliam G. Still
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Serafin String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hailed by the New York Concert Review for its “excellent music making…uncommonly fine interpretation,” the Serafin String Quartet debuted to a sell-out crowd at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2004. The Quartet has consistently received superlatives in the press and ovations. New York Concert Review has lauded the quartet for “ensemble and intonation ... above reproach,” and described their Puccini as “suave and stylish!” their Debussy as “a shapely, finely conceived account” and their Haydn as having “rhythmic vitality and taut ensemble…” Since its founding, Serafin String Quartet has been applauded by audiences around the nation, including several sell-out crowds at repeat performances in New York City’s Weill Read more Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Reflecting their egalitarian viewpoint, Serafin String Quartet violinists share equally the responsibility for playing the first and second violin parts. Serafin String Quartet takes its name from master violin maker, Sanctus Serafin.

Serafin String Quartet: Kate Ransom, violin; Timothy Schwarz, violin; Ana Tsinadze, viola; Lawrence Stomberg, cello
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Serafin String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/2009/09/2009 
Length: 25 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Lullaby by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Serafin String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/2009/09/2009 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/2009/09/2009 
Length: 18 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Danzas de Panama, for string quintet by William G. Still
Period: Modern 
Written: 1948 
Date of Recording: 06/2009/09/2009 
Length: 13 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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