Schafer: 5

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Price: $19.98


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String Quartet No. 5 "Rosalind" (2,434.82 kb)
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String Quartet No. 3 (1,631.14 kb)
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SKU: CD-CMCCD 39/4090
Call Number: CD 63
Organization: Orford String Quartet
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 1990
Record Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques

This landmark recording presents the first five string quartets of the internationally-renowned Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, and also celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of Canada's foremost past performing ensembles, the Orford String Quartet. This double CD set won two 1991 JUNO Awards, one for Best Classical Album in the category of Solo or Chamber Ensemble, and one for Best Classical Composition - Schafer's "String Quartet No.5 (Rosalind)".

"In terms of Canadian music, it is truly the album of the year for 1990."
- Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail

"The recording is a model of clarity and rich sonics. Another winner from the Canadian Music Centre's Centrediscs label."
- Rick MacMillan, Classical Music Magazine

"This substantial body of work is especially welcome in definitive performances by the superb Orford players." - Eric Dawson, The Calgary Herald

CD 1:

1. String Quartet No.1

2. String Quartet No.2 "Waves"

3-5. String Quartet No.3

CD 2:

1. String Quartet No.4

2. String Quartet No. 5 "Rosalind" *

* This work won a 1991 Juno: Best Classical Composition.
Cette oeuvre a gagnée pour 1991 JUNO: Meilleur composition classique.

This album won a 1991 JUNO: Best Solo or Chamber Music Album.
Cet album a gagné un 1991 JUNO: Meilleur album de la musique de solo ou de chambre.


The Orford String Quartet: Andrew Dawes, first violin; Kenneth Perkins, second violin; Sophie Renshaw, viola; Desmond Hoebig, cello.
Rosemarie Landry, soprano.

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