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Blue silence

CD

Blue silence : complete works for string quartet / Elena Kats-Chernin ; Acacia Quartet.

  • Published by vexations840 — 2012 [840-1202] — 2 CDs (87 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2406 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Blue rose (2005) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 3 mins, 12 sec.
Blue silence (2006) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 7 mins, 2 sec.
Burnished silver (2006) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 41 sec.
Butterflying (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Chris Latham and Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 3 mins, 47 sec.
Charleston noir (1997) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 7 mins, 15 sec.
Drinking song for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 1 mins, 14 sec.
Eliza aria (2004) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on Dec 11.
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 3 mins, 19 sec.
Fast blue village 2 (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on Dec 11.
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 5 mins, 14 sec.
From Anna Magdalena's notebook (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on Dec 11.
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 14 mins, 47 sec.
Grotesk (1993) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 16 sec.
Kwong song (2006) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 3 mins, 30 sec.
Luke's painting (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 18 sec.
Mezmer for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 3 mins, 40 sec.
Moody tango (2010) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on Dec 11.
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 3 mins
Naive waltz (2004) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 1 mins, 43 sec.
Pink breasted robin for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 8 sec.
Road to harvest (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on Dec 11.
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 4 mins, 22 sec.
Russian rag for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 15 sec.
Second door on the left (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 37 sec.
Silver eucalypt (2006) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 3 mins, 3 sec.
Silver pearls (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 56 sec.
Silver poetry (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 2 mins, 47 sec.
Slicked back tango (2007) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on Dec 11.
Elena Kats-Chernin Acacia Quartet 1 mins, 32 sec.

Product details

Blue Silence is the first ever recording of the complete works for string quartet by Elena Kats-Chernin.

As you can hear on this album, Elena's tuneful music combines lightheartedness with melancholy, blended with elements of cabaret, tango, ragtime, klezmer and Bach.

The Acacia Quartet met Elena at a concert in 2011 and a great rapport was struck up. Acacia decided to learn all of Elena's quartet music (so far about 90 minutes, and counting), rehearse it extensively with her and perform it in concerts, then recording it under her supervision. This is an association for the long term - as Elena composes more string quartets, Acacia will learn, perform and record them.This album is the exhilarating first volume of the collaboration

Duration: 87 min.

Liner notes include programme note and biographical notes on composer and performers.

Recorded December 2011 and May 2012.


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