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Jeffrey Stadelman: Three String Quartets

New England String Quartet

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Seraphita (Canons)  
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Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
3:58
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II. —
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
5:03
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III. —
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
2:10
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IV. —
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
0:53
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V. —
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
3:48
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VI. —
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
4:20
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VII. —
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
8:18
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VIII. —
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
2:15
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Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
4:49
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Eastland
Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
15:36
String Quartet No. 2  
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Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
4:00
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Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
3:02
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Jeffrey Stadelman; New England String Quartet
8:40
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:52
The New England String Quartet offers three works by American composer Jeffrey Stadelman, each piece presenting distinct perspectives on his career and versatile style and illustrating Stadelman's intense, lyrical and sensuous modes of expression. Seraphita (Canons), his most recent work on this album, is a nine movement canonic elaboration of the tune from the first song of Arnold Schoenberg’s Four Lieder. The nine movements treat the material in different ways by transforming its lyrical subject in clearly audible ways, most importantly through classical imitation techniques. One of Stadelman’s few programmatic pieces, Eastland was prompted by the tragic story of the 1915 Eastland disaster, in which a passenger steamship capsized in the Chicago River, drowning hundreds. The final selection, the award-winning String Quartet No. 2 was written in 1988 and moves from a consonant and lyrical opening to a section of variations, culminating in a precipitous and virtuosic whirlwind.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Navona Studio Masters

This recording was made possible in part by generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, E. Bruce Pitman, Dean. Thanks also to James Gardner for his expert work on the Seraphita (Canons) and Eastland scores and parts.

Seraphita (Canons) recorded April 10 & 12, 2015 at Futura Productions, Roslindale MA

Eastland and String Quartet No. 2 recorded January 19 and 20, 2015 at Futura Productions, Roslindale MA
Session producer: Andy Happel
Session engineer: John Weston

Executive producer: Bob Lord
Executive A&R: Sam Renshaw
A&R: Chris Robinson
Recording session manager: Matt Konrad
Audio director: Jeff LeRoy
Production engineer: Nate Hunter
Art and production director: Brett Picknell
Graphic design: Ryan Harrison, Emily Roulo
Marketing: Morgan MacLeod

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