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Category: string quartet

Thursday, August 2nd

mesmerizing

John Luther Adams (1953-), Everything That Rises (2017); JACK Quartet, live, Ojai, Calif., 6/8/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, July26th

string quartets
day four

Helmut Lachenmann (1935-), String Quartet No. 3, “Grido,” excerpt; Mivos Quartet, live, New York, 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Monhegan Island, Maine

Wednesday, July 25th

string quartets
day three

Anton Webern, 1883-1945

Langsamer Satz (1905), Zorá String Quartet, c. 2014

 

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String Quartet (1938), Quatuor Debussy, c. 2009

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Monhegan Island, Maine

Tuesday, July 24th

string quartets
day two

Dudok Quartet, live, Amsterdam, 2015*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

late yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

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*Program notes courtesy of YouTube:

Pérotin – Selection from Viderunt Omnes

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
I. Allegro nervoso
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo

Debussy – Canope from Preludes, livre II

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
V. Allegro con delicatezza

Brahms – Intermezzo in B minor op. 119 no. 1

Monday, July 23rd

string quartets
day one

Bela Bartok (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 3 (1927); Arditti Quartet, live (studio), Tokyo, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, May 3rd

string quartet festival
day three

György Ligeti (1923-2006), String Quartet No. 2 (1968); Arditti Quartet, live (studio), Tokyo, 2018

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 2nd

string quartet festival
day two

Lawrence Wilde (aka Yuri Boguinia), String Quartet No. 3 (“Wilted Jasmine,” 2016); JACK Quartet, live

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 1st

string quartet festival
day one

Like painting, the string quartet endures. Composers keep finding new colors.

Thomas Adès (1971-), Arcadiana (1994)
Danish String Quartet, live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 24th

More beauty?

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903); Sacconi Quartet, live, London, 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Haas)

Thursday, February 8th

another take

Once I enter this world I never want to leave.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Piano and String Quartet (1985); Musica Nova Consort, live, Israel (Tel Aviv), 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Going home,
the horse stumbles
in the winter wind.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

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