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Acacia Quartet - Russian Rag

Acacia Quartet - Russian Rag
The Acacia Quartet, formed in 2010, is comprised Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy (violins), Stefan Duwe (viola) and Anna Martin-Scrase (cello). In the few years since their formation, they have performed in Brisbane, Armidale, Melbourne, and extensively in Sydney. Elena Kats-Chernin, Australia’s most well-known contemporary composer, invited Acacia to record her complete work for string quartet which resulted in the double CD ”Blue Silence,” recorded under the label Vexations840. The CD was recognized as CD of the week on ABC Classic FM and “Russian Rag” from Blue Silence is currently featured in Guy Noble’s in-flight Qantas program. Acacia also collaborated with Jane Sheldon on her CD “North + South, Ten Folk Songs” and has worked extensively with Lyle Chan, premiering a number of his works. Acacia is presently recording Chan’s AIDS Memoir which will be released in 2014. Acacia Quartet is a finalist for the “Award of Excellence by an Organisation” for the 2013 APRA/AMCOS art Music Awards for their recording Blue Silence.

About this track...

The bright glow of the harmonies in
Russian Rag (1996) signals Elena Kats-Chernin's move to a
simpler style. This is one of Elena’s best-known
dances and the version for large chamber
ensemble was named in the ABC Classic FM
top 100 chamber music pieces in 2008.

Other tracks by Acacia Quartet: Eliza Aria  -  Grotesk
Number Of People In Act 4 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Sydney
Taken From The Release Titled Blue Silence
Copyright Holder's Name Vexations840 Pty Ltd.
Publisher Boosey & Hawkes/Bote & Bock (Berlin)
Media Servicing Date 2013-08-12
Main Genre Classical
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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