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Blitzstein, Marc / Sarah Cahill And Del Sol String Quartet / First Life: The Rare Early Works
Album:First Life: The Rare Early Works Collection:Classical
Artist:Blitzstein, Marc / Sarah Cahill And Del Sol String Quartet Added:04/2009
Label:Other Minds 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-04-04 Pull Date:2010-06-06 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:6 Jun9 May11 Apr
Airplays:111

 Recent Airplay
1.May 31, 2010:Memorial Values
Complete String Quartets: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - Lento (1930)
3.Apr 06, 2010:Disposable Title
Complete String Quartets: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - Allegretto (1930)
2.May 04, 2010:ScramPop
Solo Piano Works:Piano Sonata (1927)

Album Review
David Leikam
Reviewed 2010-04-22 
Marc Blitzstein – First Life: Rare Early Works
Once quoted as "The social conscience of American Music" This is a well composed and interesting collection of solo piano pieces performed by noted SFBA musicians Sarah Cahill and the Del Sol Quartet. – dBug || No FCCs

Sarah Cahill:
01. 7:01 - Piano Sonata [lively, rhythmic]
02. 2:31 - Piano Percussion Music: I. Toccata [lively, melodic runs]
03. 4:51 - Piano Percussion Music: II. Air [sparse, melodic runs]
04. 4:36 - Piano Percussion Music: III. Rondino [fast, melodic run]
05. 3:10 - Scherzo, "Bourgeois At Play" [urgent, quick, melodic runs]
Del Sol Quartet:
06. 4:16 -Quartet For Strings, "Italian": I. Allegro [cheerful or brisk]
07. 5:17 - Quartet For Strings, "Italian": II. Allegretto [a little lively]
08. 1:51 - Quartet For Strings, "Italian": III. Presto [very quickly]
09. 9:09 - Quartet For Strings, "Italian": IV. Lento [slowly]
10. 5:36 - Serenade For String Quartet: I. Largo [broadly; i.e., slowly]
11. 5:21 - Serenade For String Quartet: II. Largo [broadly; i.e., slowly]
12. 5:43 - Serenade For String Quartet: III. Largo [broadly; i.e., slowly]

Track Listing
1.Solo Piano Works:Piano Sonata (1927) 7.Complete String Quartets: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - Allegretto (1930)
2.Solo Piano Works:Piano Percussion Music - Toccata (1929) 8.Complete String Quartets: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - Presto Possibile (193
3.Solo Piano Works:Piano Percussion Music - Air (1929) 9.Complete String Quartets: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - Lento (1930)
4.Solo Piano Works:Piano Percussion Music - Rondino (1929) 10.Complete String Quartets: Serenade For String Quartet - Largo 1 (1932)
5.Solo Piano Works:Scherzo ("Bourgeois At Play") (1930) 11.Complete String Quartets: Serenade For String Quartet - Largo 2 (1932)
6.Complete String Quartets: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - Allegro (1930) 12.Complete String Quartets: Serenade For String Quartet - Largo 3 (1932)