With a founding date of 1946, the Fine Arts Quartet has established itself as one of the longest continually active chamber music ensembles. Its members have distinguished themselves as insightful interpreters of the standard quartet literature, but have also been powerful and effective advocates for new music. Ruth Crawford Seeger wrote her intellectually rigorous and viscerally compelling string quartet in 1931, when she was 30 years old. It's a remarkably assured example of modernism that must have left its first listeners astonished and still sounds fresh today.
John Downey: String Quartet No. 2; Ben Johnson: String Quartet No. 4; Crawford-Seeger: String Quartet.
String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36, by English composer Benjamin Britten (1913–76), was written in 1945. It was composed in Snape, Suffolk and London, and completed on 14 October. The first performance was by the Zorian Quartet in the Wigmore Hall, London on 21 November 1945, in a concert to mark the exact 250th anniversary of the death of English composer Henry Purcell (1659–95).
The Fine Arts Quartet is a chamber music ensemble founded in Chicago, United States in 1946 by Leonard Sorkin and George Sopkin. The Quartet has recorded over 200 works and has toured internationally for well over half a century, making it one of the longest enduring major string quartets. In its history, the Quartet has had two leaders: Leonard Sorkin, from 1946 to 1981, and Ralph Evans, from 1982 to the present.
Album · 2011 · 9 Songs. String Quartet No. 36: II. Vivace. 3.
Crawford’s String Quartet 1931, which the JACK Quartet will play on Oct. 21 at the Miller Theater at Columbia University, was a significant contribution to the canon of American modernism, a hyper-refined and densely dissonant work that foreshadowed the postwar avant-garde. But shortly after its completion, Crawford returned to the United States and married Seeger. In short succession, she became a wife, a mother, a leftist and a folk revivalist. John Lomax asked Crawford to help prepare an anthology of written arrangements of his field recordings, and she quickly became a fastidious transcriptionist. Subsequent collections of folk arrangements published under Crawford’s name gave her national prominence, and the Seeger clan - which included her children Mike and Peggy and her stepson Pete - became a crucial force in the American folk revival.
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Including Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor and an arrangement of Paganini's Caprice for violin solo No. 20 in D Major, the highlight of the release is their intense and heartfelt performance of Grieg's String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, a lesser heard gem of the string quartet repertoire. David Oistrakh String Quartet. br David Oistrakh String Quartet The David Oistrakh Quartet features four of today’s most outstanding Russian musicians. ll soloists in their own right, united in their artistry and their passion for the art of quartet playing. In 2012 the family of the legendary 20th century violinist honoured the quartet with his name.
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