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"I'm delighted that this beautiful interpretation of Black Angels is now available"
George Crumb (May 31,2002)
"Excellence in the tempi, refined resonance highlighted by the quality of the sound recording"
released in May 2002
George Crumb: "Black Angels" for electric string quartet
OGAM 488020-2 www.ogamrecords
This CD presents two great XXth century classics, "Black Angels" by George Crumb (1970) and "Ainsi la Nuit" by Henri Dutilleux (1976), completed by the first world recording of the Quartet N° 6 by Raymond Depraz, which was performed for the first time by the Quatuor Stanislas at "Presences", the Festival of Radio-France, in 1994.
Although the styles and inspirations of these works are very different, these quartets share a nocturnal atmosphere, evoking three visions of a "kingdom of night", all strange, distressing, serene or poetic.