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Schurmann: Chamber Music, Vol. 3 / Park, Vijayan, Beaver, Lyris Quartet


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 336  
Composer:  Gerard Schurmann
Performer:  Luke MaurerTimothy LooMikhail KorzhevAlyssa Park,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gerard Schurmann celebrates his 93rd birthday with this third Toccata Classics album of his chamber music. Schurmann was born in the former Dutch East Indies in 1924, became a naturalized Briton (making a name for himself as a composer of film music while his lived in Britain) and is now a resident of Los Angeles. His two piano quartets, downstream from Bartok, Shostakovich and Britten, present a wide range of moods, from broad and stately tempi to passages of driving energy and excitement. He was in his mid-seventies when he wrote Piano Quartet No. 2 but it buzzes with youthful vigor. Their quasi-symphonic ambit is contrasted with the tart miniatures of the Serenade for solo violin and the tail-chasing vivacity of Two Violins - written Read more only in 2015. The musicians on this release are mostly based in the Los Angeles area. The Lyris Quartet, founded in 2008, has premiered the music of many living composers. This is the group's second recording for Toccata Classics. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 by Gerard Schurmann
Performer:  Luke Maurer (Viola), Timothy Loo (Cello), Mikhail Korzhev (Piano),
Alyssa Park (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; United States 
2.
Serenade for Violin by Gerard Schurmann
Performer:  Martin Beaver (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; United States 
3.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 by Gerard Schurmann
Performer:  Luke Maurer (Viola), Timothy Loo (Cello), Mikhail Korzhev (Piano),
Alyssa Park (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; United States 
4.
Two Violins by Gerard Schurmann
Performer:  Shalini Vijayan (Violin), Alyssa Park (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; United States 

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