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In the Summer of 2007 at the end of an intensive and exhausting few days recording Michael’s opera Love Counts, he produced a Tango for string quartet written for the film Never Forever by the Korean director Gina Kim. The piece made an immediate impression on me and when the Smith Quartet was invited to tour South Korea in the Autumn of 2008 I asked Michael if we could have a copy to take along. Its associations with Korean film culture and, its raw, direct emotional expression, made it an obvious encore choice for us and not surprisingly, it was a big hit over there.

from notes by Ian Humphris © 2011


Studio Master: SIGCD236Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 9 on SIGCD236 [3'37] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD236 track 9

Recording date
1 January 2010
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Alexander Van Ingen & Tim Oldham
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
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  1. Dance (SIGCD236)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: February 2011
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