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Barber String Quartet in Bm, op. 11

performed by the Quatuor Diotima

(cover image by Frantzou Fleurine)

Everyone knows the middle movement, but what about what comes before and after it? This quartet, while an early work, is powerful and more than worthy of a listen from beginning to end. 1,065 more words


For Chan-ge...Single


A piece for String Quartet, written in 2002… as a cry for change in China; and:

In memorial to Amy Chan. She went to China looking for answers about her grandparents deaths in the Cultural Revolution, she was detained…never to return home.


Frederick Converse: String Quartet no. 2 in Am, op. 18

performed by Steve’s Bedroom Band

(cover image by Francisco Aceldo)

Frederick Shepherd Converse was born on January 5, 1871 in Newton, Massachusetts. He studied at Harvard with John Knowles Paine, and his op. 678 more words


Feldman & Me

I’ve been listening to Morton Feldman’s second string quartet one movement at a time.

It’s similar to the strategy I undertook with Einstein on the Beach… 352 more words

CD/music Reviews

The Doric String Quartet

Pillars of This Classical Genre

The Doric String Quartet

The Richmond Concert Society at St. Mary’s Church, Twickenham, 26th September

Review by William Ormerod

The Doric Quartet is a British ensemble (now with one French member) which has won multiple awards both for recordings and in performance competitions.  2,067 more words


Friday, September 29th

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Danish String Quartet, “Shine You No More” (R. T. Sørensen), Last Leaf  (2017)

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