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FRITH, FRED and the ARDITTI QUARTET: Eleventh Hour (double CD)
Five substantial compositions: Lelekovice, for string quartet; Tense Serenity, for string trio and trombone (Uwe Dierksen); Allegory, for string quartet and electric guitar (Fred); Stick figures, for 6 guitars and 2 players (Fred and William Winant); Fell, for string quartet and electric guitar. Odd piece out is the guitar composition, Stick Figures, which moves into the timeless zone, more an event than a composition. It could have been longer, Fred; a great piece, and nicely placed between all those exquisitely articulated strings. Fell, is a truly great composition; it'll wear out the laser on your player unless you're careful. CD comes in a fancy Winter and Winter book sleeve, with notes and paintings. Beautiful, but a bit impractical for sliding the CDs in and out, unfortunately.