Title : Modern Mandolin Quartet: Americana
Year : 2012
Genre : Acoustic, Folk, Traditional, Chamber
Artist : Matt Flinner, Dana Rath (mandolins), Paul Binkley (mandola), Adam Roszkiewicz (mandocello)
Sono Luminus presents this uniquely engaging collection of music that embodies the American spirit in Americana, the latest release by Modern Mandolin Quartet. The package will be a 2 -disc set, containing a Blu-ray ™ Surround Sound disc as well as a standard CD.
Expressing their opinion on their choices of musical selections for this album, the quartet writes, "This music attracted us because of the wonderful way it sounds on our instruments, particularly the Dvorák. Since the musical character of the pieces is based on various forms of American music, it lends itself extremely well to the mandolin. While many selections for piano and string music rely on idioms and techniques that may not transpose well to the mandolin, the pieces included on this disc were chosen for their vitality and the way they jumped right off the page. "
Nominated for the 55th GRAMMY Awards for Best Engineered Classical Album and Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble.
1 . "Hoe-Down", from Rodeo - Aaron Copland
String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96 , B. 179 , ("The American") - Antonin Dvorák
2 . I. Allegro ma non troppo
3 . II. Lento
4 . III. Molto vivace
5 . IV. Finale: Vivace, ma non troppo
6 . "Cool", from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
7 . Shenandoah
Three Preludes - George Gershwin
8 . Prelude I: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
9 . Prelude II: Andante con moto e poco rubato
10 . Prelude III: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
11 . Bill Monroe Medley - William Monroe
Philip Glass: from String Quartet No.3 "Mishima"
12 . I. 1957 - Award Montage
13 . II. November 25 - Ichigaya
14 . III. 1962 - Body Building
15 . IV. Mishima / Closing
16 . Irish Roots Medley
Issued: USA | Sono Luminus