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Chamber Music - FRANK, G.L. / HARRISON, L. / EVANGELISTA, J. / VALI, R. / KATS-CHERNIN, E. (Zia) (Del Sol String Quartet)

Composer(s):
Artist(s) Del Sol String Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue DSL-92164
Label Dorian Sono Luminus
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   



Music of the world
Review By rgraves321,November 2013

The Zia Indians used a symbol for the sun that had rays going out to the four compass points. Zia gathers together music from the four corners of the globe for a truly international program of contemporary music.

The album opens with "Leyendas (Legends): An Andean Walkabout" by Gabriela Lena Frank. The work is series of short sketches based on Chilean native culture. Some references are overt, such as using fourth and fifths in imitation of Andean pipes; while others are quite subtle, such as incorporating the Dies Irae into a movement depicting native professional mourners. Frank's amalgamation of traditional elements with contemporary classical tradition creates a work that sounds simultaneously exotic and familiar.

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Review By Brian Reinhart, MusicWeb International,June 2013

This disc offers superb sound, truly state-of-the-art, comprehensive and very handy booklet notes and an exceptionally adventurous program. It’s outstanding music, none of it hard to penetrate but none of it cheesy or pandering. All of it is crafted with great skill. The string quartet’s performances grow only more astonishing as the CD goes along. © MusicWeb International Read complete review

Review By Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com,February 2013

Taken as a whole…Zia offers a geographically extensive and stimulating listening experience… © 2013 Examiner.com Read complete review





 

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