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Caroline Shaw: Orange

Attacca Quartet

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Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
Plan & Elevation  
I. The Ellipse
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
II. The Cutting Garden
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
III. The Herbaceous Border
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
IV. The Orangery
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
V. The Beech Tree
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
Ritornello 2.sq.2.j.a
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
Limestone & Felt
Caroline Shaw; Attacca Quartet
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    63:37
Grammy Award – Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, 2019 Grammy Award Nomination – Best Contemporary Classical Composition, 2019 – SHAW: ORANGE New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records release Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Orange, performed by Attacca Quartet. Orange, which features six of Shaw’s pieces for string quartet, is the first full-length album to exclusively feature works by Shaw. It is also the first release in a new partnership between the two record labels, established with the goal of enabling contemporary American composers to realize creative ambitions that might not otherwise be achievable. Composer Caroline Shaw is also a singer in the Grammy Award–winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, for which she wrote the piece that won the Pulitzer Prize: Partita (she was the youngest Pulitzer recipient). She has also played violin since the age of two and been drawn to the string quartet for most of her life. She says, "It has existed for hundreds of years, but there's something kind of, for me, beautiful and ritualistic about coming back to that form. It's something familiar, and yet you can keep on opening these doors and diving down these little rabbit holes. Just the simple changes of harmony and the shape of the bass line, and how that can create a whole world." Shaw describes the world she built for Orange as a garden that she and Attacca Quartet are tending. She used the group's centuries-old combination of two violins (Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga), viola (Nathan Schram), and cello (Andrew Yee) to create a rich environment where traces of what has grown there before—left by Haydn, Mozart, Ravel, Bartok, Bach, Monteverdi, and Josquin—provide nourishment for new life.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – New Amsterdam/Nonesuch Studio Masters

Tracks 1-10 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit

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