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Barber, Samuel; Hanson Howard (Ying Quartet, Adam Neiman, Piano) / American Anthem: The Music Of Samuel Barber & Howard Hanson
Album:American Anthem: The Music Of Samuel Barber & Howard Hanson Collection:Classical
Artist:Barber, Samuel; Hanson Howard (Ying Quartet, Adam Neiman, Piano) Added:11/2013
Label:Sono Luminus 

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Add Date:2013-12-05 Pull Date:2014-02-14 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:19 Jan22 Dec
Airplays:11

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 21, 2019:Clean Copper Radio On Easter
Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 4. Andante Mosso, Un Poco Agitato, Allegro Molto, Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 3. Molto Allegro (Come Prima) (2:14), Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 2. Molto Adagio (Attacca) (6:52), Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 1. Molto Allegro E Appassionato (7:30)
3.Dec 16, 2013:Mixed Up Class
Hanson: Concerto Da Camera, Op. 7 (15:18)
2.Jan 18, 2014:BravoMarco Variety Show
Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3 (8:08)

Album Review
Larry
Reviewed 2013-11-29 
The dramatic opening motif of the 1st mvmt of Samuel Barber’s (1910-1981) only string quartet, Op. 11, composed in 1936-38, spirals upward, and after energetic and contrapuntal development, gives way to a contrasting chorale-like 2nd motif. The 2nd mvmt is the original version of the majestic Adagio, which, after Barber arranged this mvmt for string orchestra, became one of the most performed works by an American composer. Play it and you’ll know why. The 3rd mvmt recapitulates 1st mvmt material. His Andante Mosso, the original 3rd mvmt of the String Quartet, begins with questions, followed by a lively, carefree motif and a lilting theme that together dominate the piece. The 1st mvmt of Barber’s Serenade, Op. 1 contains humor and quick changes of character. The 2nd is gentle and tender; the 3rd begins with elegance and humor followed by a soulful middle section and a merry conclusion. Dover Beach is a lovely setting for voice and string quartet of a contemplative love poem by Mathew Arnold. Howard Hanson’s (1896-1981) dramatic String Quartet in One Movement offers romantic melody and vigorous rhythms, with interesting contrapuntal development. His Concerto da Camera uses lush neo-Romantic motifs and energetic fugal writing to portray the struggle between spiritual light and darkness. Randall Thompson’s (1899-1984) Alleluia is a slow, sad work conveying an underlying confidence, strength and grandeur.

Track Listing
1.Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 1. Molto Allegro E Appassionato (7:30) 6.Barber: Serenade For String Quartet, Op. 1. 2. Andante Con Moto (2:03)
2.Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 2. Molto Adagio (Attacca) (6:52) 7.Barber: Serenade For String Quartet, Op. 1. 3. Dance, Allegro Giocoso (3:07)
3.Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 3. Molto Allegro (Come Prima) (2:14) 8.Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3 (8:08)
4.Barber: String Quartet Op. 11, 4. Andante Mosso, Un Poco Agitato, Allegro Molto 9.Hanson: String Quartet, Op. 23 (15:09)
5.Barber: Serenade For String Quartet, Op. 1. 1. Un Poco Adagio, Allegro Con Spiri 10.Hanson: Concerto Da Camera, Op. 7 (15:18)
 11.Randall Thompson: Alleluia (5:21)