℗ 2012 Vexations840
 

Blue Silence

Acacia Quartet

Available in 44.1 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
1
Fast Blue Village 2
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
5:14
2
Eliza Aria (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:18
3
Moody Tango (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:06
4
Mezmer (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:40
5
Road to Harvest (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
4:21
6
Kwong Song (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:30
7
Luke's Painting
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:17
8
Second Door on the Left (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:37
From Anna Magdalena's Notebook (after J.S. Bach)  
9
I. Polonaise in G Minor
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
1:54
10
II. Musette
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:46
11
III. Aria
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:22
12
IV. Menuet I
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:45
13
V. Polonaise II
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
1:47
14
VI. Menuet II
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
1:49
1
Russian Rag (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:14
2
Butterflying (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:47
3
Pink Breasted Robin (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:04
4
Blue Silence (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
7:02
5
Blue Rose (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:12
6
Burnished Silver (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:44
7
Silver Pearls (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:56
8
Silver Poetry (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:46
9
Silver Eucalypt
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
3:01
10
Grotesk (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
2:16
11
Drinking Song
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
1:14
12
Charleston Noir (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
7:15
13
Naive Waltz
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
1:40
14
Slicked Back Tango (version for string quartet)
Elena Kats-Chernin; Acacia Quartet
1:38
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:26:15
"Dance forms and colours abound in the tracks ... the tango, waltz and Charleston … and there is colour! Blue, pink, silver, burnished silver and black."
- SoundsLikeSydney

"The performance throughout is exemplary and the recording nicely captures this ... the four players have responded well to the challenge of this highly varied material and have created an important document. This is a highly enjoyable collection from an important composer. Highly recommended!"
- The Music Trust

This is the first volume in a series of the complete string quartets of Elena Kats-Chernin, possibly Australia’s most popular composer. As this volume demonstrates, her tuneful music combines lightheartedness with melancholy, blended with elements of cabaret, tango, ragtime, klezmer and Bach. The Acacia Quartet met Kats-Chernin in 2011 and were inspired to learn all of her quartet music, rehearse it extensively with her and perform it in concerts, then record it under her supervision. This is an association for the long term: as Kats-Chernin composes more string quartets, the Acacia Quartet will learn, perform and record them.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Vexations840 Studio Masters

Recorded 13-14 December 2011 and 22-25 May 2012 at Studios 301, Sydney, Australia.

Executive Producers: Lyle Chan, Anna Cerneaz
Recording Producer: Lyle Chan
Recording Engineer: Bob Scott / Dodgy Sound
Assistant Engineers: Sam Weston and Simon Todkill / Studios 301
Cover Design: Ben Drury
Booklet Design: alphabet studio
Photo: Bridget Elliot (Elena Kats-Chernin), Jamie Gray (Acacia)

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Krása - Tansman - Krenek: Works for String Quartet Adamas Quartett
96
Vaja Azarashvili: Days Go By Alexander Suleiman; Irma Issakadze
96
Beethoven: In questa tomba oscura, Adelaide, An die ferne Geliebte, Scottish & Irisch Songs André Schuen; Boulanger Trio
48
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (Live) Alexandra Steiner; Katrin Wundsam; Ricarda Merbeth; Albert Dohmen; Christian Elsner; Annika Gerhards; Alexandra Hutton; Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
96dsd 2.8
Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11 Adam Golka; Lauren Eberwein
88.2
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21 (arr. Ignaz Lachner) Alon Goldstein; Fine Arts Quartet; Rachel Calin
96
Parry: Jerusalem (Original version) - The Birds of Aristophanes - England - The Glories of Our Blood and State - Te Deum - Magnificat Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Neeme Järvi
96
Serenity: 99 Must-Have Silent Prayer Meditations Various Artists
48
Aho: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra – Quintet for Winds & Piano Anders Paulsson; Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds
96
Robert Aldridge: Sister Carrie (Live) Adriana Zabala; Matt Morgan; Keith Phares; Alisa Suzanne Jordheim; Stephen Cunningham; Florentine Opera Chorus; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; William Boggs
96
Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn Academy of Ancient Music; Richard Egarr
96
Alessio Bax plays Brahms Alessio Bax
48
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 André Previn; London Symphony Orchestra; Ambrosian Singers
96192MQA
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2 Alexandra Papastefanou
96
Elementa Pro Organo: Organ Works by Egil Hovland Anders Eidsten Dahl
48

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions