Bridge Records Catalog

LARK QUARTET: Composing America
BRIDGE 9423


$ 14.99

One might be forgiven for finding the title Composing America a tad ambitious; it begs a number of questions, not the least of which is “just whose America is this”? The music on this varied, imaginative CD answers that question definitively: this is an America of vital, forcefully argued concert music with roots deep in the American vernacular. Each work, to varying degrees, presents the listener with a distinct transformation of the popular and folk musics that have defined America. Promising to deliver “a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance” (The Washington Post), The Lark Quartet continues to delight audiences with its energy, passionate commitment and artistry.

 

An entertaining and superbly performed collection of four chamber works that reflect the diversity and complexity of American music.” - Audiophile Audition


The recording’s three-dimensional reality sounds so magnificent that the whole musical experience actually matches the florid imagination of Andrew Waggoner’s booklet-note.” - Gramophone


With good notes and a well-balanced recording this is a disc that should appeal to any collectors of American repertoire.” - International Record Review

 


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John Adams
5 Pages from John’s Book of Alleged Dances
Lark Quartet, Yousif Sheronick, percussion

William Bolcom
Billy in the Darbies
Stephen Salters, baritone, Lark Quartet

Aaron Copland
Two Pieces for String Quartet
Lark Quartet

Paul Moravec
Piano Quintet
Jeremy Denk, piano, Lark Quartet

BRIDGE 9423