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Pierre Jalbert – String Theory (FLAC)

Pierre Jalbert - String Theory (FLAC)

Pierre Jalbert – String Theory (FLAC)

Composer: Pierre Jalbert
Performer: Kinetic, Maia String Quartet
Orchestra: Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Larry Rachleff
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Orchid Classics
Catalogue: ORC100177
Release: 2021
Size: 249 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

String Theory
01. I. Partials
02. II. Timeless
03. III. Rhythmus

04. Autumn Rhapsody
05. Elegy

String Quartet No. 3
06. I. Prelude (H.C.A.)
07. II. Scherzo in 15 Scenes
08. III. Finale

09. In Terra

Full of world-premiere recordings, String Theory is an album of works by Pierre Jalbert, an American composer described in The New Yorker as “an acknowledged chamber-music master”. Drawing on influences as diverse as medieval plainchant, the natural world and his French-Canadian heritage, Pierre Jalbert creates music that is “Rhapsodic and skilfully written” (The New York Times). We hear three pieces for string orchestra, all performed by the dynamic Kinetic ensemble. String Theory was inspired by the concept of quantum gravity and uses an array of techniques including harmonics, rapid bowing and vibrating strings; Autumn Rhapsody muses on nature’s colourful autumnal display; and Elegy is a lyrical chorale. In Terra, for full orchestra and performed by the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, reflects on the earth’s developmental processes, slowly evolving or suddenly changing. Jalbert’s String Quartet No. 3 was commissioned by the Maia Quartet, which plays the work on this album; the piece unfolds in a series of evocative scenes.

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