Apollo Chamber Players - Within Earth (2019)
FLAC tracks | 59:24 | 242 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Navona
On Navona Records’ WITHIN EARTH, Houston string quartet Apollo Chamber Players, described as “…infectious… intimate… provocative… fun…” (Gramophone Magazine) presents an album that demonstrates the contemporary possibilities in string music, continuing Apollo's innovative 20x2020 project. The album contains three new multicultural commissions, as well as a contemporary work by Alexandra Du Bois.Leo Brouwer's Nostalgia de las Montañas is an homage to his affection for Brazil's lush mountains and landscapes, and reflective of his love of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian dances and rhythms. The three-movement work plays to the Apollo Chamber Players’ passion for contemporary music as well as to the individual talents of the performers. The irregular metric patterns, distantly reminiscent of Brazil's varied dance music, require an extraordinary steadiness and sense of rhythm, which is demonstrated impeccably. Matthew Dudzik's cello part impressively keeps the rest of the music in line.