Summer 2015


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1. Gioachino Rossini Aragonese 3:28

Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-soprano
James Levine, Piano

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2. Charles Ives String Quartet No. 2 (1907-13) 24:45

1. Discussions
2. Arguments
3. ‘The Call of the Mountains’

Emerson String Quartet

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3. John Holland Light and Dark (2013) 6:41

Two kinds of music were sampled from the standard concert repertory: Krzysztof Pendercki’s String Quartet No. 1 (1960) which is presented without editing, and the familiar Ave Maria for voice and piano by Franz Schubert. The Schubert Ave Maria was separated into natural phrases then reaarranged. Original electronic sounds accompany the music.

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4. Elliott Carter String Quartet No. 3 (1971) 21:20

The quartet is divided into a pair of duos, Duo I made up of the first violin and cello, and Duo II made up of the second violin and viola. The two duos play in their own overlapping movements: distinct tempos, articulation, and material, neither coinciding with the other. (see Program Notes)

The Julliard String Quartet

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5. Vincenzo Bellini Vega Luna 4:01

Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-soprano
James Levine, Piano

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