Sunday, November 04, 2012

Emerson String Quartet
"Ives: Quartet nos. 1 & 2, Barber: Quartet" (CD)

My other recording of Charles Ives' string quartets no. 1 & 2; additional necessary listening for work. Conveniently, it falls in line with the mission of this project.

The Emerson are still going strong, although they are just going through their first personnel change in nearly 30 years of playing, they have proven themselves to be an enduring mold of a successful string quartet. Their predecessors enjoyed superstar status, their offspring embrace new, "unorthodox" forms of music-making to carve niches; Emerson has the distinguished privilege of standing between these two generations.

Now be quiet; I'm trying to absorb some Ives...

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