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Americana

Modern Mandolin Quartet

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Rodeo - 4 Dance Episodes  
1.1
IV. Hoe Down (arr. R. Crawford)
Aaron Copland; Modern Mandolin Quartet
3:48
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179, "American" (arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz)  
1.2
I. Allegro ma non troppo
Antonín Dvořák; Modern Mandolin Quartet
9:43
1.3
II. Lento
Antonín Dvořák; Modern Mandolin Quartet
11:33
1.4
III. Molto vivace
Antonín Dvořák; Modern Mandolin Quartet
4:11
1.5
IV. Finale: Vivace, ma non troppo
Antonín Dvořák; Modern Mandolin Quartet
5:52
West Side Story, Act I  
1.6
Cool (arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz)
Leonard Bernstein; Modern Mandolin Quartet
4:50
1.7
Shenandoah (arr. D. Gould)
Traditional; Modern Mandolin Quartet
4:21
3 Preludes (arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz)  
1.8
No. 1 in B-Flat Major: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
George Gershwin; Modern Mandolin Quartet
1:57
1.9
No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor: Andante con moto e poco rubato
George Gershwin; Modern Mandolin Quartet
4:25
1.10
No. 3 in E-Flat Minor: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
George Gershwin; Modern Mandolin Quartet
1:30
1.11
Bill Monroe Medley
Bill Monroe; Modern Mandolin Quartet
8:28
String Quartet No. 3, "Mishima" (arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz)  
1.12
I. 1957: Award Montage
Philip Glass; Modern Mandolin Quartet
4:28
1.13
II. November 25: Ichigaya
Philip Glass; Modern Mandolin Quartet
1:17
1.14
IV. 1962: Body Building
Philip Glass; Modern Mandolin Quartet
1:45
1.15
VI. Mishima / Closing
Philip Glass; Modern Mandolin Quartet
3:23
1.16
Irish Roots Medley
Paul Binkley; Dana Rath; Matt Flinner; Adam Roszkiewicz; Modern Mandolin Quartet
4:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    76:13
Americana is a uniquely engaging collection of music that embodies the American spirit. This 2012 release from the Modern Mandolin Quartet earned three Grammy nominations and includes compositions from Dvorák, Gershwin, Bernstein, Philip Glass, Keith Jarrett, Copland and Bill Monroe that have defined the American sound in classical music. The MMQ uses the instruments of the mandolin family which correspond to the conventional string quartet (two mandolins, mandola and mandocello) and has arranged and performed over 90 works originally written for orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, guitar and string quartet. Americana was recorded at Skywalker Sound in California. “This music attracted us because of the wonderful way it sounds on our instruments, particularly the Dvorák. Since the musical character of the pieces is based on various forms of American music, it lends itself extremely well to the mandolin. While many selections for piano and string music rely on idioms and techniques that may not transpose well to the mandolin, the pieces included were chosen for their vitality and the way they jumped right off the page.” - Modern Mandolin Quartet
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Sono Luminus Studio Masters

Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California - August 22-24, 2011 Producers: Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin, Encore Consultants LLC Recording Engineer: Daniel Shores Editing Engineers: Dann M. Thompson Mixing Engineer: Daniel Shores Mastering Engineer: Daniel Shores

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