Episode #2926

Works For String Quartet

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

From the Soundcheck archives, we'll hear live performances of music for string quartet by Fred Frith, Huang Ruo, and Sir John Tavener.

We'll listen to the Calder Quartet, the Carducci Quartet, and the Chilingirian Quartet, respectively.  But first, there's music from Steve Reich.  We'll listen to movements from his "Different Trains." 

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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