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THOMAS, D.E.: Thrum / ROUMAIN, D.B.: Ghetto Strings / STIEFL, V.: Cinama Castaneda (Minneapolis Guitar Quartet)

THOMAS, D.E.: Thrum / ROUMAIN, D.B.: Ghetto Strings / STIEFL, V.: Cinama Castaneda (Minneapolis Guitar Quartet)

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2013

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Molinari Quartet

Ensemble

Gao Hong

Soloist

Molinari Quartet



Record Label
Innova

Genre:

Chamber


Classical

Total Time - 67:26
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THOMAS, D.E.: Thrum / ROUMAIN, D.B.: Ghetto Strings / STIEFL, V.: Cinama Castaneda (Minneapolis Guitar Quartet)

     
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DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN

 

Ghetto Strings

 
1 I. Harlem 6:39
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
2 II. Liberty City 5:31
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
3 III. Motor City 6:48
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
4 IV. Haiti 4:54
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
 

DAVID EVAN THOMAS

 

Thrum

 
5 I. Simply, with feeling 5:55
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
6 II. Broad and unhurried 6:25
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
7 III. With easy movement 5:04
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
 

VAN STIEFEL

 

Cinama Castaneda

 
8 I. What the Train Remembered 1:29
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
9 II. Brujo 2:31
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
10 III. Chuck to Now 0:47
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
11 IV. Strange Days 1:55
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
12 V. Seeping Borders I 1:33
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
13 VI. Apologies 0:34
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
14 VII. Dying Cowboy 1:42
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
15 VIII. Seeping Borders II 0:51
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
16 IX. Con Dios 1:28
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
17 X. Second Coming 1:57
 Molinari Quartet Ensemble
     
 

GAO HONG

 

Guangxi Impression

 
18 I. Tiaodan Dance 2:56
 Gao Hong Soloist
     
19 II. Summer Cicada 6:18
 Gao Hong Soloist
     
20 III. Celebrating the Harvest 2:09
 Gao Hong Soloist


Since the release of their debut album of compositions written for the group in 1996, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet have established themselves as master arrangers and interpreters of music from a staggeringly broad range of genres and time periods. With their fifth release, Thrum, the ensemble returns to their roots with four world premiere recordings of compositions written for the MGQ in the last decade.
 
Over the course of four high-octane movements, Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Ghetto Strings explores rhythms and resonances drawn from the vibrant places—Detroit, New York, and his native Haiti—where Roumain [DBR] has lived, while David Evan Thomas’ Thrum plumbs the more delicate depths of the nylon-string guitar’s expressive possibilities from an outsider’s perspective, working with the ensemble both as one giant 24-string instrument and as a vehicle for individual virtuosity.
 
Cinema Castaneda, by Van Stiefel, imagines the quartet as a group of Western ranchers gathered around a campfire at night, trading music and stories, evoking the guitar as instrument of the road. Gao Hong’s Guanxi Impression pairs the classical guitar with Gao’s Chinese pipa (pear-shaped lute) to bring to life a wealth of percussive and melodic approaches that seamlessly blend diverse traditions.
 
Called "flawless, musical and witty" by Classical Guitar Magazine, UK, the MGQ performs throughout the US both in recital and with orchestra, balancing a dizzying array of first-rate repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish, Latin American and Romantic, to highly imaginative existing and newly commissioned contemporary works. The MGQ has been heard on the nationally syndicated Saint Paul Sunday and National Public Radio’s Performance Today, and released four previous CDs on the Albany and GSP labels. Members of the quartet are Joseph Hagedorn, Ben Gateño, Wade Oden, Steven Newbrough.

"...The MGQ’s playing is faultless. They are expressive, with a large dynamic and timbral range, perfect ensemble, and an inventive approach to these quite different pieces. Four strong pieces, one masterpiece, all in excellent performances."

Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide - July/August 2013


    ****

John Sunier - AudiophileAudition.com - 17 March 2013




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