Episode #2926

Works For String Quartet

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

From the Soundcheck archives, we'll hear live performances of music by Fred Frith, Huang Ruo, and Sir John Tavener.  Plus, there's also music from the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning Steve Reich.  We'll listen to just one movement from his "Different Trains."  Yesterday Reich won the Pulitzer Prize for his work, "Double Sextet," written for Eighth Blackbird on tape playing against themselves.

PROGRAM # 2926, Works for String Quartet (First aired on Thurs. 4/16/09)





Steve Reich

Works 1965-1995 (10 CD set)

Different Trains, America Before the War, excerpt [2:00]
After the War [10:30]

Nonesuch #79451

Calder Quartet

Live on Soundcheck, 11/12/08

Fred Frith: Lelekovice, part 9 [3:00]

This performance not commercially available.

Carducci Quartet

Live on Soundcheck 3/25/09

Huang Ruo - String Quartet #2, The Flag Project, first mvt [5:00]

This performance not commercially available.

John Tavener / Chilingirian Quartet

Last Sleep of the Virgin

Tavener: Last Sleep of the Virgin [24:30]

Virgin 45023 Out of print, but available as an import on*

Kronos Quartet & Wu Man

The Cusp of Magic

Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic, excerpt [1:00]

Nonesuch #95985 **

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