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Close on the heels of La Valse in my previous post (which, if you have not already listened to, I strongly recommend you enjoy – it takes less than 15 minutes), I am introducing another beautifully textured composition of Ravel’s. 108 more words

Friday, January 30th

string quartet festival (day five)

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

1st movt.

2nd movt.

3rd movt.

4th movt.

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Thursday, January 29th

string quartet festival (day four)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), String Quartet No. 8 in C minor (1960); Borodin Quartet, live

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Enjoy sweet harmonies and bluegrass sound with two performances by Mipso

RICHMOND, Va – The four-member string quartet, Mipso, shared their gorgeous harmonies and southern bluegrass sound with two performances of their original songs, ‘When I’m Gone’ and ‘A Couple Acres Greener.’ The North Carolina-based group combine guitar, mandolin, double bass, and violin for a sweet unique sound they describe as “Dark Holler Pop.” You can catch Mipso  perform Wednesday, January 28th at 8pm at Ashland Coffee & Tea. 45 more words

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Wednesday, January 28th

string quartet festival (day three)

Bela Bartok (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 6, 1939; Alban Berg Quartet, live

1st movt.

2nd movt.

3rd movt./part 1

3rd movt./part 2… 30 more words

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Tuesday, January 27th

string quartet festival (day two)

Back to the beginning—the “father” of the string quartet.

Josef Haydn (1732-1808), String Quartet in C-major, Op. 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”), c. 6 more words

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A significant development...


Mozart: String Quartets (DG Collectors Edition), Hagen Quartet

We’ve spent some time over the last fortnight talking about, listening to, and comparing expositions and recapitulations; now it’s the turn of that crucial middle bit, the development section, to go under the spotlight. 56 more words

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