Program #1462

One-of-a-kind string quartets are featured on this November 13, 1997 program. Composer Peter Schickele (pictured) puts aside his alter-ego as P.D.Q. Bach for his Quintet No. 1 for Piano and Strings, but not his knack for writing colorful and descriptive music. This live performance by the Audubon String Quartet features the composer himself on piano in a short, snappy number that evokes the sounds of a train. Other highlights include the Kronos Quartet, brought together with the Tuvan Throat Singers (on tape), and the Lark String Quartet, performing the "Elegy" from Schickele's Quartet No. 2.

PROGRAM #1462 "A Private Reel" (First aired 11/13/97)





Peter Schickele & The Audubon String Quartet

Live, WNYC, 5/97

Quintet #1 for Piano and Strings, 1st movement [2:00]

Available on Centaur Records, #2505 OR from Centaur Records

Kronos Quartet & The Throat Singer of Tuva

Live, WNYC, 9/97

Uleg Khem [2:30]

Available on the Kronos CD "Early Music" on Nonesuch Records # 79457**. or available for purchase at*

Halkias Family Orchestra

Live, WNYC, 7/94

Me Erloi [6:30]

Appears on a Smithsonian Folkways CD, New York City: Global Beat Of The Boroughs, Smithsonian Folkways #40493, available from Smithsonian Folkways or the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

Lark String Quartet

Live, WNYC, 9/97

Schickele: Elegy, from Quartet #2 [7:30]

Available on "On a Lark", Arabesque #6719
Available for purchase at*


Live, WNYC, 12/89

Road to Vernazza [4:30]

Available on the group's CD "Let Them Say" on Windham Hill Records**. Try*

David Borden & Mother Mallard

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall, 3/89

The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Pt. 8 [8:00]

The complete work is available in three separate volumes, all available from Cuneiform Records,

Wendy Mae Chambers

Live, WNYC, 7/94

Twelve2, in memory of John Cage [7:00]

Available on 122, Eleven Voodoo Tone Poems. On New World Records #80526

Spanish Fly

Live, WNYC, 1995

Rags To Britches [5:00]

Available on the first Spanish Fly CD, "Rags to Britches," on the Knitting Factory label**
Available for purchase at*

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