21st-Century String Quartets, Volume 1 by Edith Eisler

By Edith Eisler

Revealing conversations and profiles take you behind the curtain with modern day such a lot striking string quartets. Your advisor is Edith Eisler, a violinist, critic, and longtime corresponding editor of Strings journal. no matter if you practice, train, learn, or just take pleasure in string track, you can find large insights into this so much passionate and intimate kind of chamber tune.

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And the first program includes Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, which is really pre–20th-century and is also a transitional work. Joining us for this are Eric Shumsky, the son of our teacher Oscar Shumsky, on viola, and Roberta Cooper, Gene Drucker’s wife, on cello. The second year will cover the other three Op. 18s and all the late quartets of Beethoven, coupled with Ives, Berg’s Lyric Suite, Shostakovich, and Wolfgang Rhim. ” The quartet continued its Beethoven immersion on its latest recording, a seven-disc set of the complete cycle.

It creates an incredibly unusual sound,” Carney adds. At one of their concerts at the Manhattan School, I heard them play the first Charles Ives Quartet, which they say they like better than the second because it is more straightforward and tuneful. “I do think you have to be able to play music that doesn’t enchant you in every detail, and of course the fault might lie with the player, not the music,” says Avshalomov. “The Ives quartet represents a particular point in the development of American music, so whether we like it or not, it’s fair to allow people to hear it from time to time and make their own decisions.

Webern: Slow Movement for String Quartet; Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5; String Quartet (1905); Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9; Rondo for String Quartet (1906); Movement for String Trio, Op. ; Three Pieces for String Quartet; String Trio, Op. 20; String Quartet, Op. 28 (DG 445 828). The American String Quartet enters the new century celebrating its 25th anniversary. S. and abroad and developing a wide-ranging repertoire. The four current players all studied at the Juilliard School in New York, where the quartet was formed in 1974.

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