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Quattro Mani / Lounge Lizards
Album:Lounge Lizards Collection:Classical
Artist:Quattro Mani Added:09/2017
Label:Bridge 

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Add Date:2017-09-14 Pull Date:2017-11-16 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:22 Oct17 Sep
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-09-09 
Reviewed: 2017-09-09
Genre: Classical
FCCs: none

Review: Fabulous piano duo intertwine to produce stellar interpretations of mostly modern compositions. Very accessible while consistently impressive. The "Three Quarter-Tone Pieces" and "Lounge Lizards" are sets to be played together, but can be played as separate tracks, as well.
If You Like: Lang Lang, Martha Argerich, Pavel Zurikin, Keith Jarrett
Review (favorites denoted by *): *1/ Quiet Music (13:28) - starts slow & builds to uptempo> melodies & tempos shift> slow fade *2/ Passacaglia (10:56) - uptempo right out of the gate> then slows to midtempo & swings back to full tilt boogie> quick stop 3-5/ Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (total time 13:18): 3/ slow start with chords> quiet & peaceful> fade (4:36) 4/ heavy chords start> uptempo & off-kilter building to a crescendo> settle to midtempo & off-kilter> slows to plodding notes> false stop> slow fade (2:57) *5/ slow & hesitant start swings to uptempo & builds in intensity> quick stop (5:15) *6/ Of Risk And Memory (11:15) slow tempo start> meditative with thoughts interrupting> swings to midtempo then full tilt> false stop> midtempo call & response> full tilt boogie & stop 7-10/ Lounge Lizards (total time: 12:59) 7/ quiet & slow to start> swings to uptempo full tilt & back several times quick stop (3:41) *8/ slow tempo start> heavy & dark> quick stop (3:00) 9/ slow & airy start shifts to slow & stately> builds to crescendo & stops (2:50) 10/ (with 2 added percussionists) heavy chords start slow & swings uptempo> false stop> full tilt jam> brief pause> full tilt jam> false stop> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Quiet Music (1994, 2001) - Fred Lerdahl 6.Of Risk And Menory (1997) - Arlene Sierra
2.Passacaglia (2000, 2011) - John Musto 7.Lounge Lizards (1994) - Michael Daugherty (1)
3.Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (1925) - Charles Ives (1) 8.Lounge Lizards (1994) - Michael Daugherty (2)
4.Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (1925) - Charles Ives (2) 9.Lounge Lizards (1994) - Michael Daugherty (3)
5.Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (1925) - Charles Ives (3) 10.Lounge Lizards (1994) - Michael Daugherty (4)