Published on Jul 23, 2012
John Adams' Toot Nipple, performed by the Del Sol String Quartet.
Q: What does the name of this piece mean?
A: "Toot Nipple" is the name of a character in Annie Proulx's Postcards.
Q: Where did this piece come from?
A: It is one of ten movements of John Adams' string quartet John's Book of Alleged Dances, composed in 1994. Some movements of the piece include a pre-recorded percussion track (though not this movement).
Q: Where can I learn more about John Adams?
A: Here is his Wikipedia entry
and here is his official web site
Q: Who are the performers?
A: At the time of this recording, the members of the Del Sol String Quartet were Kate Stenberg and Rick Shinozaki, violin, Charlton Lee, viola, and Hannah Addario-Berry, violoncello.
Q: Where can I learn more about the Del Sol String Quartet?
A: His is their Wikipedia entry
and here is their official web site
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