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String quartets
by Peter Garland -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... remote and apparently disengaged ...'

Peter Garland: String Quartets. Apartment House. © 2009 Cold Blue Music

Peter Garland was born 1952 in Portland, Maine and is acknowledged not only as a very individual composer -- his works include songs with accordion, pieces for clarinet and marimba, various mixes of woodwind, brass and percussion, a symphony for flute, clarinet and trombone, and 'War of Words' for two performers with rubber flip-flops, metal pipes, glasses and spoons -- but also as a travel writer and musicologist with a special interest in traditional American music, the music of Mexico and a study of Southwestern Indian and Hispanic musical traditions. As a publisher he produced a large collection of contemporary American music as well as six volumes of Conlon Nancarrow's player piano Studies. But the CD seems to assume everyone knows all this -- it doesn't tell us any of it...

Copyright © 20 January 2011 Patric Standford,
Wakefield UK

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