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WOLOSOFF, B.: Songs Without Words (Carpe Diem String Quartet)

Composer(s):Wolosoff, Bruce
Artist(s) Carpe Diem String Quartet, Ensemble
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.559663
Label Naxos
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‘Bruce Wolosoff’s music is beautiful, very musical, independent-minded stylistically,’ declares no less a luminary than William Bolcom. The eighteen Songs Without Words on this disc are true ‘genre busters’, amiably crossing musical borders between popular and classical music and walking the lines that divide them. Such eclecticism requires superbly laid-back compositional control, and demands equally accomplished and relaxed performance. ‘Imagine my newfound joy at the possibility of writing music that my friends might want to listen to for pleasure,’ Wolosoff declared on hearing the Carpe Diem String Quartet’s enthusiastically fun-filled interpretations.


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Beautiful and consistently upbeat 'songs' don't need 'words'!
Review By dc92823,December 2010

The new Naxos CD, "Songs Without Words", string quartet by Bruce Wolosoff is a revelation. I had never heard of Mr. Wolosoff nor any of his music until this release. This collection of eighteen pieces, with intriguing titles, like "Dancing on my Grave", "Creepalicious" or "Cat Scratch Fever" (yes... a reference to Ted Nugent!) is easy to listen to and easy to like. Wolosoff explains in the package notes that Charles Wetherbee, violinist with the present performers; the Carpe Diem Quartet, asked Bruce to write some music for their ensemble that was intentionally rock and jazz base. Wolosoff already had a developing reputation in and around upper New York as someone with an open, accessible and tuneful style of writing with a youthful focus (as his work with aspiring high school more....



Review By Robert R. Reilly, InsideCatholic.com,January 2011

Bruce Wolosoff (b. 1955) is another unfamiliar name to me. He has written some 18 short string quartet pieces, called Songs without Words, that are in the chamber music spirit of Daugherty’s orchestral works. In other words, they are fun. He asked, “Is music with a happy aesthetic any less valid than dark, depressing, gnarly, and complicated ‘serious’ music?” His answer: “Imagine my new-found joy at the possibility of writing music that my friends might want to listen to for pleasure.” His friends, in this case, were the members of the Carpe Diem Quartet, who gave Wolosoff a list of their favorite songs—mostly from the world of pop—which he then wrote riffs on. I don’t recognize the original materials, as I only

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