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Babel: Schumann, Shaw, Shostakovich

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Catalogue numberSIGCD650
Release date2020-10-23
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

A compilation of quartets by Schumann, Shostakovich and Caroline Shaw from the acclaimed American string quartet, Calidore String Quartet, exploring the visceral forms of expression that exist at the intersection of music and language. For this recording the Calidore String Quartet gathered music which transmits ideas by imitating language; its rhythms, cadences and intentions. But it also explores what happens when music substitutes for language. When it fills the void of forbidden speech or even how it carries on when language has been exhausted.

The Calidore String Quartet has been praised by The New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” and the Los Angeles Times for its balance of “intellect and expression.” Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet first made international headlines as winner of the inaugural $100,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. The quartet was the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, and is currently in residence with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two).
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Schumann, Robert
  String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41 28:42
01 String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41: I. Andante espressivo —
Allegro molto moderato
07:25 $ 2.00 USD
02 String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41: Ii. Assai agitato 06:20 $ 1.71 USD
03 String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41: Iii. Adagio molto 07:38 $ 2.06 USD
04 String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41: Iv. Finale. Allegro molto
07:19 $ 1.98 USD
  Composer: Shaw, Caroline
  Three Essays 18:16
05 Three Essays: First Essay: Nimrod 08:34 $ 2.31 USD
06 Three Essays: Second Essay: Echo 04:18 $ 1.16 USD
07 Three Essays: Third Essay: Ruby 05:24 $ 1.46 USD
  Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
  String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117 24:38
08 String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: I. Moderato
con moto
04:16 $ 1.15 USD
09 String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: Ii. Adagio 03:32 $ 0.95 USD
10 String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: Iii.
03:57 $ 1.07 USD
11 String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: Iv. Adagio 03:27 $ 0.93 USD
12 String Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 117: V. Allegro 09:26 $ 2.55 USD
  Album total 71:36
ComposerSchumann, Robert
Shaw, Caroline
Shostakovich, Dmitri
EnsembleCalidore String Quartet

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