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A Major Inspiration

Recent Canadian music
for string quartet -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... exciting drive to a stimulating ending.'

Launch Pad - New Canadian Works for the Penderecki String Quartet. © 2008 Centrediscs

The Penderecki String Quartet is now completing its twentieth year as quartet in residence at Waterloo's Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario, and has during that time undertaken the performance of a great quantity of new music and been a major inspiration to Canadian composers both young and older. This CD is the first that they have devoted exclusively to Canadian composers. The five featured composers were all born around 1960, clearly all knowing their own creative minds well by now, and their pieces were all commissioned by the Quartet specially for this recording.

Laurie Radford's Everything we see in the sky combines the textures of the instruments with computer generated signals, moving between the extremes of register and densities...

Copyright © 2 June 2012 Patric Standford,
Wakefield UK

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NEW CANADIAN WORKS FOR THE PENDERECKI QUARTET

CANADA

POLAND

CENTREDISCS

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

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