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25 Years: Retrospective ()

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The 20th century has not been kind to most standard classical music forms. The piano sonata, the concerto, the symphony -- none of them have disappeared entirely, but none remain in a state that could be called even remotely healthy. The same was true of the string quartet until 1973, when violinist David Harrington got some friends together to play contemporary music and offered his old high-school composition teacher a bag of donuts if he'd write a piece for them. The resulting composition was the first of over 400 works ...

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  1. Judah to Ocean
  2. Toot Nipple
  3. Dogjam
  4. Pavane: She's So Fine
  5. Rag the Bone
  6. Habanera
  7. Stubble Crotchet
  8. Hammer & Chisel
  9. Alligator Escalator
  10. Ständchen: The Little Serenade
  11. Judah to Ocean (Reprise)
  12. Fratres, for string quartet
  13. Psalom, for string quartet
  14. Summa, for string quartet
  15. Kyrie
  16. Gloria
  17. Credo
  18. Sanctus
  19. Agnus Dei
  20. Ite, missa est
  21. I. Gentle, easy
  22. II. Moderate
  23. III. Driving
  24. Song of Twenty Shadows, for string quartet
  25. Asleep
  26. Loving
  27. Anxiety
  28. Despertar
  29. Fear
  30. Four for Tango, for string quartet
  31. Piano and String Quartet, for piano & string quartet
  32. I
  33. II
  34. III
  35. 1957 - Award Montage
  36. November 25 - Ichigaya
  37. 1934 - Grandmother and Kimitake
  38. 1962 - Body Building
  39. Blood Oath
  40. Mishima / Closing
  41. I
  42. II
  43. III
  44. IV
  45. I
  46. II
  47. III
  48. IV
  49. V
  50. Prelude: Calmo, sospeso
  51. I. Agitato - Con fuoco - Maestoso - Senza misura, oscilante
  52. II. Teneramente - Ruvido - Presto
  53. III. Calmo, sospeso - Allegro pesante
  54. Postlude: Lento, liberamente
  55. String Quartet No.4, with tape
  56. Mugam Sayagi, for string quartet
  57. I. Largo (Sostenuto - Mesto)
  58. II. Deciso - Energico (Marcatissimo sempre)
  59. III. Arioso: Adagio cantabile
  60. IV. Allegro (Sempre con grande passione e molto marcato)
  61. String Quartet No. 1 ("Already It Is Dusk"), Op. 62
  62. America - Before the War
  63. Europe - During the War
  64. After the War
  65. I. Departure (Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects; Sounds of Bone
  66. II. Absence (Pavana Lachrymae; Thenody II: Black Angels!; Sarabanda de
  67. III. Return (God-music; Ancient Voices; Ancient Voices (Echo); Threnody
  68. Introduction
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25 Years: Retrospective
1998, Nonesuch

UPC: 075597950427

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