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George Antheil
The Complete Works for String Quartet

Release Date: April 19, 2005

Catalog Number: OM 1008-2

Available Formats: CD, Digital Download

List Price: $15

Composer: George Antheil

Performer:

Conductor: N/A

Orchestra/Ensemble: Del Sol String Quartet

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Recording Notes

Featuring the Del Sol String Quartet. This CD represents the first-ever complete compilation of George Antheil’s string quartet works, each of which was composed during a different stylistic era in Antheil’s development. The result is a tour through a variety of familiar 20th Century styles now inhabited by the ghosts of five “new” very provocative pieces that comprise a missing link in the repertoire of American 20th Century music.

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Track Listing

Lithuanian Night (1922), 3:29
1.  I. Moderato 2:14
2.  II. Presto 1:12

Quartet No. 1 for Strings in one movement (1925), 14:24
3.  Allegretto allegro

Quartet No. 2 for Strings, “For Sylvia Beach, with Love” (original version, 1927), 19:30
World premiere recording
4.  I. Larghetto; Allegro subito 7:48
5.  II. Lento 4:02
6.  III. Rondino scherzino—Allegro vivace 6:29
7.  IV. Presto—Cadenza finale 1:03

Six Little Pieces for String Quartet, “For Mary Louise Bok” (1931), 7:50
World premiere recording
8.  I. Moderato expressivo 1:12
9.  II. Allegro :49
10.  III. Andante 1:37
11.  IV. Allegro :42
12.  V. Vivo :43
13.  VI. Adagio 2:36

Quartet No. 3 for Strings (1948), 17:32
14.  I. Allegretto 5:30
15.  II. Largo 5:12
16.  III. Scherzo—Quasi presto 2:12
17.  IV. Allegro giocoso 4:29

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