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Surprisingly Genial

Music for string quartet
by William Zinn -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... the string writing is outstanding in its proficiency.'

William Zinn - Wihan Quartet. © 2014 Wyastone Estate Ltd

While William Zinn's intentions involve mourning or expressions of sorrow, I find this music surprisingly genial. The first two works are architectural and Germanic in character rather than lyrical/romantic. From an avowedly Judaic composer I would expect echoes of the synagogue found only in track 6.

At the same time the string writing is outstanding in its proficiency...

Copyright © 7 October 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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WILLIAM ZINN - WIHAN QUARTET

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