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Download links and information about Americana by Modern Mandolin Quartet. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Jazz, Country genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:12:03 minutes.

Artist: Modern Mandolin Quartet
Release date: 2012
Genre: Jazz, Country
Tracks: 16
Duration: 01:12:03
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No. Title Length
1. Rodeo, 4 Dance Episodes: IV. Hoe Down (Arr. R. Crawford) 3:48
2. String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179 "American": I. Allegro ma non troppo (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 9:43
3. String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179 "American": II. Lento (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 7:20
4. String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179 "American": III. Molto vivace (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 4:11
5. String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179 "American": IV. Finale. Vivace, ma non troppo (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 5:52
6. West Side Story, Act I: Cool (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 4:53
7. Shenandoah (Arr. D. Gould) 4:21
8. 3 Preludes: No. 1 in B-Flat Major. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 1:56
9. 3 Preludes: No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor. Andante con moto e poco rubato (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 4:25
10. 3 Preludes: No. 3 in E-Flat Minor. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 1:31
11. Bill Monroe Medley 8:28
12. String Quartet No. 3 "Mishima": I. 1957, Award Montage (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 4:28
13. String Quartet No. 3 "Mishima": II. November 25, Ichigaya (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 1:17
14. String Quartet No. 3 "Mishima": IV. 1962, Body Building (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 1:45
15. String Quartet No. 3 "Mishima": VI. Mishima / Closing (Arr. P. Binkley, M. Flinner, D. Rath and A. Roszkiewicz) 3:23
16. Irish Roots Medley 4:42

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Fans of the Modern Mandolin Quartet will eagerly snap up Americana, the group's 2012 release on Dorian's Sono Luminus label and its first album since the Nutcracker Suite, which appeared in 2004. This lively collection offers sophisticated and clear-headed arrangements of string quartets by Antonin Dvorák and Philip Glass, as well as the Three Piano Preludes of George Gershwin, which are interspersed with shorter pieces of a strong American flavor, including the "Hoe-Down" from Aaron Copland's Rodeo, "Cool" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, the traditional folk song Shenandoah, a medley celebrating bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, and an Irish Roots Medley. The ensemble, which consists of two mandolins, mandola, and mandocello, matches the tunings and registers of a classical string quartet, so the Dvorák and Glass pieces make sense both musically and technically, though the adaptations of the Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin selections involved more creativity. The mandolin's sound isn't for everybody, and because the whole program involves plucked and strummed music, without alleviation from other instruments, some listeners will find the CD is easier to appreciate in small doses. Even so, Americana is a tour de force, thanks to the Modern Mandolin Quartet's skill and artistry. The package contains two discs, one a conventional CD and the other a Blu-ray audio disc, providing two options for playback.