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Many-Sided Music, Vol. 2: Ariel & Other Poems

Aeolus Quartet

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Ariel Ascending  
1.1
I. Begins with a Breath, Gliding Effortlessly
Christopher Theofanidis; Aeolus Quartet
7:33
1.2
II. Fleeting, Delicate
Christopher Theofanidis; Aeolus Quartet
2:36
1.3
III. Exuberant, Brilliant
Christopher Theofanidis; Aeolus Quartet
5:01
2 Pieces for String Quartet  
1.4
No. 1, Lento molto
Aaron Copland; Aeolus Quartet
4:50
1.5
No. 2, Rondino
Aaron Copland; Aeolus Quartet
8:18
1.6
Quartet for Queen Mab
Missy Mazzoli; Aeolus Quartet
8:44
String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11  
1.7
I. Molto allegro e appassionato
Samuel Barber; Aeolus Quartet
8:18
1.8
II. Molto adagio
Samuel Barber; Aeolus Quartet
8:53
1.9
III. Molto allegro
Samuel Barber; Aeolus Quartet
2:25
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    56:38
The award-winning Aeolus Quartet offers the second instalment in their Many-Sided Music Project, Ariel and Other Poems. This ongoing project collects distinctive voices of American composers, combining the classic with the modern. Ariel and Other Poems takes its name from the original title of Sylvia Plath's last manuscript. The poems contained therein include the work that inspired Christopher Theofanidis' Ariel Ascending and joined by the rich expansive tones of the Copland, the buzzing electricity of the Mazzoli, and the deep catharsis of the Barber, the album Ariel and Other Poems seeks to offer a small sampling of the multi-faceted collection of American chamber music.
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