Launch Pad

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String Quartet No.2 (934.58 kb)
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String Quartet No.1 (934.58 kb)
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SKU: CD-CMCCD 13308
Call Number: CD 1213
Organization: Penderecki String Quartet
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 2008
Record Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques

Launch Pad marks the Penderecki String Quartet’s first CD of exclusively new Canadian quartets commissioned by the PSQ. During the five years it has taken to realize this project, we have worked closely with the composers and presenters involved to develop the nature and focus of these works at the various stages of their launching. We have chosen composers from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations (Yukon, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto) composing works for us that are rigorous in their pursuits, demonstrating a clear sense of personal style.” – Penderecki String Quartet

"The Penderecki String Quartet is a tight unit with a daring flair and a sense of adventure."
- Stanley Fefferman, Showtime Magazine

"This 'best of the best' does not disappoint. The works are as varied as the regions of the country in which their musical authors reside...The performances of the works by the Quartet are exemplary and the overall sound and editing superbly engineered. This disc is a keeper."

- Jerry A. Ozipko, Musicworks

"There is an interesting diversity of sound and style here from five established mid-career composers...This disc features definitive and stunning performances in all respects by the PSQ."
- Terry Robbins, Wholenote Magazine

"Overall, Launch Pad is a well-constructed album marked with unique and musically intriguing moments."
- Andrew Buziak, La Scena Musicale

Visit the Penderecki String Quartet’s web site here

Video:

The Penderecki String Quartet performs the work Quantum Quartet by Kotoka Suzuki

LAURIE RADFORD

1. Everything We See In The Sky

ALICE PING-YEE HO

2-3. String Quartet No.2

PIOTR GRELLA-MOZEJKO

4. The Secret Garden

DANIEL JANKE

5. String Quartet No.1

JEFFREY RYAN

6. String Quartet No.3 "sonata distorta"

PERFORMERS:

Penderecki String Quartet:
Jeremy Bell & Jerzy Kaplanek, violins/violons
Christine Vlajk, viola/alto
Simon Fryer, cello/violoncelle





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