Charles Abramovic, Marcantonio Barone, Ying Quartet (string quartet)

Catalog #: TROY1865
Release Date: September 1, 2021
Format: Digital

This recording features treasured musical collaborators of composer Ingrid Arauco performing works from the past decade. While varied in inspiration, the works are connected, as they stem from purely musical impulses and investigations. Arauco's music is rich in the resonances of both the past and the present. Arauco's music has been performed by noted new music ensembles and featured at various music festivals, including the Havana Contemporary Music Festival. She is the recipient of numerous commissions, honors and fellowships, including residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Arauco is on the faculty at Haverford College. This is her third recording for Albany Records.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Sonata for Two Pianos Ingrid Arauco Charles Abramovic (piano); Marcantonio Barone (piano)
Sonata for Piano Ingrid Arauco Marcantonio Barone (piano)
String Quartet No. 3 Ingrid Arauco Ying Quartet
Resonances Ingrid Arauco Charles Abramovic (piano)


  • The esteemed composer and educator Ingrid Arauco brings some significant collaborators to these 4 compositions from the past decade, and the varied talent present turn in some impressive performances that embrace both the past and present with its rich tone. "Sonata For Two Pianos"starts the listen with fascinating and agile keys that are delivered with much poise and adventurousness as both Charles Abramovic and Marcantonio Barone both provide their piano skills, and "Sonata For Piano"follows with both intimacy and a firmness, as Barone provides very diverse, strategic key strikes. The back half of the listen offers the sublime string arrangements of "String Quartet No. 3", where the Ying Quartet helps cultivate a stirring mood that benefits much from Robin Scott and Janet Ying's violin, as well as Phillip Ying's viola and David Ying's cello. The title track then finishes the listen, and showcases Abramovic's sublime piano playing that displays a stirring vulnerability, effectively making this the album highlight. Certainly an ideal listen for those with an ear towards chamber music, the stunning piano work and captivating strings make every movement here worth repeated listens, and the players on hand do a superb job illuminating Arauco's vision.

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