4 And More Music

Works for String Quartet and Percussion

Parkins / Rzewski / Tenney

Musik för stråkkvartett och slagverk

Eclipse Quartet / Winant, William

New World Records
0093228074021 | NW 80740 | 1CD
The evolution of the string quartet repertory has accelerated during the last half of the twentieth-century and beyond as composers from both the mainstream and the avant-garde have mined its seemingly inexhaustible creative resources. This CD features the virtually unprecedented combination of string quartet and percussion. It contains three works by prominent American experimentalist composers from several generations exploring the ensemble’s unique sonic resources in diverse stylistic settings, each with its own original approach to musical form.