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Christopher Stark: Seasonal Music
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Seasonal Music is the first CD of compositions by the remarkable thirty-eight year old American composer, Christopher Stark. Annotator Sean Shepherd writes of the "tremendous spaciousness, and a melancholy resonating throughout" the three recent works that make up this program. Speaking of the largest of these pieces, the virtuosic string quartet "Seasonal Music", Shepherd calls it "at times pictorial and descriptive--alternatively a vast exploration in sound and the possibilities of the quartet for its own sake." Stark is served brilliantly on this recording by three leading ensembles- the Momenta Quartet, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and the Calyx Piano Trio with Scott Andrews, clarinet.

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Seasonal Music (2016-18) for string quartet

Momenta Quartet

Piano Quartet (2014) for violin, viola, cello, and piano

Los Angeles Piano Quartet

This is Not a Story (2017) for clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics

Scott Andrews, clarinet

Calyx Piano Trio

 

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