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Schwendinger: Quartets / JACK Quartet


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1704  
Composer:  Laura Elise Schwendinger
Performer:  Jamie van EyckChristopher Taylor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The first composer to win the Berlin Prize, Laura Schwendinger is professor of composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her music has been performed by all the leading new music artists and ensembles around the world and she has received numerous awards and commissions including those from the Guggenheim, Koussevitzky and Fromm Foundations. Her second recording for Albany Records features four works for quartets: two for the traditional string quartet; one for mezzo soprano and three strings; and one for piano quartet. The music is performed by the acclaimed JACK Quartet, mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck, and pianist Christopher Taylor.

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REVIEW:

Gestural and yet powerfully organized,
Read more Schwendinger’s voice is highly individual. The performance by the JACK Quartet is impeccable, and technically secure. The sheer intensity of both music and performance thereof is spellbinding, as if the passion of the composer for her subject shines through like a light.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Creature Quartet by Laura Elise Schwendinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 
2.
Sudden Light by Laura Elise Schwendinger
Performer:  Jamie van Eyck (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; United States 
3.
String Quartet in Three Movements by Laura Elise Schwendinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2001; United States 
4.
Song for Andrew by Laura Elise Schwendinger
Performer:  Christopher Taylor (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; United States 

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