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Beethoven - Bartók - Dvorák: String Quartets Juilliard String Quartet

Beethoven – Bartók – Dvořák: String Quartets

Juilliard String Quartet

On this recording, a new generation of the Juilliard Quartet fitting marks the 75th anniversary of it’s founding with three cornerstone works of Beethoven, Bartók and Dvorák. The present-day members of the Juilliard Quartet are all members of the string faculty at the Juilliard School, as has been the case since the Quartet’s founding in 1946 at the suggestions of the school’s president, the composer William Schuman. The Juilliard Quartet, led by first violinist Robert Mann, were among the earliest and most compelling champions of Bartók’s quartets, performing the first complete public cycle of the quartets in 1949 (to an audience that included a visiting Dmitri Shostakovich) as well as making the first recordings of all six quartets in 1950. Fittingly, the Third Quartet recorded here was the first one learned by the then newly-formed Juilliard Quartet

“While its membership has changed over the decades…its trademark tonal beauty, sensitively attuned ensemble and technical splendour is amply on show in this recording…Bartók’s String Quartet No. 3 comes bowling out in technicolour, its details microfocused and textures so complex that sometimes it is hard to believe only four instruments are playing. ” — BBC Music Magazine

Label: Sony Music Canada Entertainment Inc.
Released: 2021
elegy and blues

Elegy and Blues

The Boston Trio

“Whenever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!” hailed the Boston Globe on the occasion of The Boston Trio’s Tanglewood debut at Ozawa Hall. Since their formation in 1997, the trio has quickly become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their “rich and rewarding, absolutely balanced” sound (Virginia Gazette), these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire.

Label: Centaur Records, Inc.
Released: 2017
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Rhapsody for Cello and Electronics

Gordon Green & Astrid Schween

A unique excursion into the varied landscapes of lyricism and tonal color made possible by traditional cellistic virtuosity combined with state-of-the-art electronics. Each of Green’s 15 movements explores a different sound world, all tied together into a long compositional arc that constitutes a single musical journey. Cellist Astrid Schween’s artistry is grandly captured by sound engineer Tom Eaton, who brings to the recording an ambient and audiophile perspective not usually found in classical recordings.

Label: JRI Recordings
Released: 2017

Take The A Train

Paul Chihara

Bridge Records
Released: 2017

Aaron Jay Kernis: Quartet Nos. 1 & 2

The Lark Quartet

Decca/Agro
Released: 2008

Summer Shimmers

Jennifer Higdon

Koch International Classics
Released: 2008

Klap Ur Handz

The Lark Quartet

Endeavour Classics
Released: 2006
mashonda

January Joy Special Sampler

Mashonda

BMG Japan
Released: 2005

So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross

various artists

J Records
Released: 2005

Amy Beach – Morning Glories

Joanne Polk With The Lark Quartet

Arabesque Records
Released: 2000
Giovanni Sollima, The Lark Quartet – Viaggio In Italia (A Journey In Italy)

Viaggio In Italia (A Journey In Italy)

Giovanni Sollima, The Lark Quartet

Agorá
Released: 2000
Handel, Schoenberg, Spohr & Elgar – Works for String Quartet and Orchestra

Handel, Schoenberg, Spohr & Elgar – Works for String Quartet and Orchestra

The Lark Quartet, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Jean-Louis LeRoux

Arabesque Records
Released: 1999

Society of Composers: Connections

Phillips, Beck, Miller, Epstein, Eidschun

Capstone Records
Released: 1999
Schickele On A Lark

Schickele On A Lark: Sextet / Quartet No. 2 “In Memoriam” / Quintet No. 2

Peter Schickele, The Lark Quartet

Arabesque Records
Released: 1998
Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3; Piano Quintet Lark Quartet

Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3; Piano Quintet

The Lark Quartet

Arabesque Records
Released: 1998

Music Of Ellsworth Milburn

The Concord String Quartet, The Lark Quartet

Composers Recordings Inc.
Released: 1997
The Lark Quartet - Schumann

Schumann: Quartets, Op. 41, Nos. 1 & 3

The Lark Quartet

Arabesque Records
Released: 1997

Frederick Tillis – Freedom

Various Artists

New World Records
Released: 1996
Ich Freue Mich Auf Die Blumen Rot

Ich Freue Mich Auf Die Blumen Rot

Ernst-Lothar von Knorr

Aurophon
Released: 1996
The Lark Quartet

Borodin: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2.

The Lark Quartet

Arabesque Records
Released: 1996
The Lark Quartet

Schoenberg & Zemlinsky String Quartets

The Lark Quartet

Arabesque Recordings
Released: 1996
Margaret McGlinn – Right Now

Right Now

Margaret McGlinn

McGlinn Music
Released: 1994
Symphony In Waves / String Quartet

Symphony In Waves / String Quartet (‘Musica Celestis’)

Aaron Jay Kernis, The Lark Quartet, New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz

Argo
Released: 1992
Hajime Mizoguchi – Best Wishes

Best Wishes

Hajime Mizoguchi

CBS/Sony
Released: 1988

Street Dreams

Lyle Mays

Geffen Records
Released: 1988