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Andrew Imbrie, Lento Sostenuto, William Congdon

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Andrew Imbrie (1921-2007), String Quartet No. 1 in B flat, Lento Sostenuto, Juilliard String Quartet, recorded 1942. With works by William Congdon (1912- 1998). http://archive.org/details/AM_1971_04_06 April 6, 1971, a conversation with Andrew Imbrie, grand mentor for so many, in honor of his 50th birthday. Charles Amirkhanian interviews along with insights from San Francisco Chronicle music critic Robert Commanday.Among a variety of issues that relate to the formation of his music, the composer discussesthe unconscious influence of Béla Bartók, the very conscious view point of Roger Sessions,and this work, the String Quartet No. 1, a self realization of his compositional language.