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Shostakovich’s String Quartet no 8

One of the first works ever discussed in one of my first ever university music lectures was Shostakovich’s String Quartet no 8. It had never occurred to me before then that someone could have a musical signature. 326 more words

Musica Viva Australia

Wednesday, October 1st

Three-word review: Don’t miss this.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903); Hagen Quartet, live, Austria (Salzburg), 2000

1st movt.

2nd movt.

3rd movt. 150 more words

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Monday, September 29th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), String Quartet in G minor (1893); New England Conservatory Student Quartet (Minchae Kim & Harry Chang, violins; Heejin Chang, viola; Hsiao-Hsuan Huang, cello), live, Boston, 2014… 24 more words


Inside the Kronos Quartet

Inside the String Quartet

There are very few mediums that have the mystery, wonder, and beauty of string quartet music. It can evoke a sense of energy, happiness, sorrow, so many different emotions and feelings. 104 more words

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Shostakovich, at the end

Over the past few months I’ve been enjoying a big listening project — no, not that one. I’ve been listening to all of Shostakovich’s symphonies and string quartets, in chronological order. 131 more words



ETHEL, the “string quartet that sometimes thinks it’s a rock band,” makes its first appearance in Hudson. Saturday, November 22, 7pm