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Homunculus / Kamus Quartet


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Alba Records   Catalog #: 409  
Composer:  Esa-Pekka SalonenGyörgy LigetiBenjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kamus String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release, which includes the world premiere recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen's string quartet Homunculus, followed the acclaimed album Different Voices featuring Sibelius's Voces Intimae, which was awarded the prize for best classical music album of 2016 by the Finnish National Broadcasting Company. "Kamus is a perfectly blended group, and the brilliance of each individual shines through" Helsingin Sanomat Kamus celebrates its 15th anniversary as one of the most prominent Nordic ensembles and continues to delight audiences with a strong and distinctive voice. In 2017 the quartet launched a new album and toured around the world including to Mexico, UK, Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands, including a debut at the Read more Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Homunculus by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kamus String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes" by György Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kamus String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953-1954; Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94 by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kamus String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 

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