Music of 9/11, Volume 1

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92106
EAN/UPC: 809730210624
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Release Date: January 2014
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 72:34
Sample: Angels and Fireflies (beginning)

Made after visits to all the crash sites of September 1, 2001 and in collaboration with senior officials of the 9/11 Commission, this CD is a musical document of the events and emotions of that day, remarkably unsentimental but deeply moving. Requiem 77 is a solo cello work interlaced with the voices of air traffic controllers documenting the loss of flight 77 into the Pentagon; Eighteen Minutes documents the interval between the two WTC attacks and Angels and Fireflies is a hauntingly beautiful piece inspired by seeing clouds of fireflies hovering over the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania. Issued in memory for all those afflicted, on that day and since.

Track Listing

    Kevin Malone

  1. I. Eighteen Minutes – Part 1 (2:59)
  2. II. Eighteen Minutes – Part 2 (3:03)
  3. III. Eighteen Minutes – Part 3 (3:46)
  4. IV. Eighteen Minutes – Part 4 (3:04)
  5. V. Eighteen Minutes – Part 5 (3:18)
  6. VI. Eighteen Minutes – Part 6 (3:36)
  7. Requiem 77 (13:36)
  8. Angels and Fireflies (13:03)

Reviews

MusicWeb International

The performances by the Kreutzer quartet are assured… they are very good. Moreover, the Finnissy was written for them: they are great champions of his music. The recordings are clean and clear and the sleeve-notes, by the cellist of the quartet, are helpful.

” —Stephen Barber
American Record Guide

A fine perform¬ance of four 20th Century and contemporary quartets—some better known than others. Finnissy’s exceptional second quartet…I find fascinating and believe it repays repeated hearings.

” —Rob Haskins
The Chronicle

By definition, the pieces are quirky… rather angular pieces, sometimes harsh though sometimes playful. It’s all very modern. if you like modern music and want to be challenged give it a go

” —Jeremy Condliffe