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Dean: String Quartets, Etc.

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CHAN 10873
 
Dean: String Quartets, Etc.
Release Date: September 2015
Originally recorded in 2014
Composer (b. 1961)
Brett Dean
Solo soprano
Allison Bell
Venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk
Producer
Jonathan Cooper
Engineer (Assistant: Epitaphs, Eclipse)
Rosanna Fish
Engineer (Assistant: String Quartet No. 2)
Robert Gilmour
Genre:
String Quartet
Classical

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BRETT DEAN

(b. 1961)
premiere recording

Epitaphs (2010)

22:10
for String Quintet
1.
I
'Only I will know' …in memory of Dorothy Porter
2:14
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Gently flowing, with intimate intensity
2.
II
'Walk a little way with me' …in memory of Lyndal Holt
4:07
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Moderato scorrevole - Still, pensive - Poco a poco crescendo -
3.
III
'Der Philosoph' …in memory of Jan Diesselhorst
4:57
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Quasi cadenza. Slow and spacious, misterioso -
4.
IV
'György meets the "Girl Photographer"' …in memory of Betty Freeman;
2:49
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hommage à György Ligeti
Fresh, energetic
5.
V
'Between the spaces in the sky' …in memory of Richard Hickox
7:43
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Hushed and fragile - Un poco più agitato - Ancora più agitato -
Solo: Brett Dean viola II

Eclipse (String Quartet No. 1) (2003, revised 2004)

19:21
6.
I
Slow and spacious, secretive -
6:39
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Wild, with abandon, raw and overtone rich -
7.
II
Unlikely Flight
7:53
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III
Epilogue. Slow and spacious - Flowing, un poco più mosso
4:48
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String Quartet No. 2 'And once I played Ophelia' (2014)

19:48
for Soprano and String Quartet
Text: Matthew Jocelyn (after Shakespeare's Hamlet)
In memory of Kate Buchdahl (1964-1992)
9.
I
Fast, breathless -
2:26
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II
Hushed, distant - Flowing - Serene, intimate - Broad, exalted -
7:31
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11.
III
Fast, agitated - Suddenly slow, vacant -
4:03
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12.
IV
Extremely still - Sparse, distant -
3:19
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V
Slow, austere
2:27
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Solo: Allison Bell soprano
Total time: 61:50
Alex Redington violin
Jonathan Stone violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello
27 and 28 April 2014 (Epitaphs, Eclipse) & 12 and 13 December 2014 (String Quartet No. 2)

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BRETT DEAN

(b. 1961)
premiere recording

Epitaphs (2010)

22:10
for String Quintet
1.
I
'Only I will know' …in memory of Dorothy Porter
2:14
Gently flowing, with intimate intensity
2.
II
'Walk a little way with me' …in memory of Lyndal Holt
4:07
Moderato scorrevole - Still, pensive - Poco a poco crescendo -
3.
III
'Der Philosoph' …in memory of Jan Diesselhorst
4:57
Quasi cadenza. Slow and spacious, misterioso -
4.
IV
'György meets the "Girl Photographer"' …in memory of Betty Freeman;
2:49
hommage à György Ligeti
Fresh, energetic
5.
V
'Between the spaces in the sky' …in memory of Richard Hickox
7:43
Hushed and fragile - Un poco più agitato - Ancora più agitato -
Solo: Brett Dean viola II

Eclipse (String Quartet No. 1) (2003, revised 2004)

19:21
6.
I
Slow and spacious, secretive -
6:39
Wild, with abandon, raw and overtone rich -
7.
II
Unlikely Flight
7:53
8.
III
Epilogue. Slow and spacious - Flowing, un poco più mosso
4:48

String Quartet No. 2 'And once I played Ophelia' (2014)

19:48
for Soprano and String Quartet
Text: Matthew Jocelyn (after Shakespeare's Hamlet)
In memory of Kate Buchdahl (1964-1992)
9.
I
Fast, breathless -
2:26
10.
II
Hushed, distant - Flowing - Serene, intimate - Broad, exalted -
7:31
11.
III
Fast, agitated - Suddenly slow, vacant -
4:03
12.
IV
Extremely still - Sparse, distant -
3:19
13.
V
Slow, austere
2:27
Solo: Allison Bell soprano
Total time: 61:50
Alex Redington violin
Jonathan Stone violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello
27 and 28 April 2014 (Epitaphs, Eclipse) & 12 and 13 December 2014 (String Quartet No. 2)




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