Zero Crossings – December 29, 2014 – A quick run at the string quartet

Quartet6This show functioned as a series of snapshots of the history of the great literature for string quartet, as part of an homage to the late American composer Elliott Carter, who died in November 2012 at the age of 103. Elliott Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for each of his first two string quartets.

The music aired during the program included:
Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet In F-minor Op.20-5 Hob.III / 35: I. Moderato; IV. Finale, The Angeles String Quartet
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet No.19 “Dissonance” in C Major, K. 465: I. Adagio – Allegro, Emerson String Quartet
Franz Schubert – String Quartet In D Minor, D.810 Death and the Maiden: Andante Con Moto (Schubert / Mahler), Jerusalem Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven – Grosse Fuge in B flat major Op. 133, Guarneri Quartet
Maurice Ravel – Quartet for Strings In F Major: II. Assez Vif – Très Rythmé, Borromeo Quartet
Bela Bartok – String Quartet #2, 2nd Movement, Ramor Quartet
Arnold Schoenberg – String Quartet No. 1, Op 7: Nicht zu rasch, Fred Sherry String Quartet
Elliott Carter – String Quartet No. 1, Mvt. 1: Allegro, Composers Quartet

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      Zero Crossings – December 29, 2014, featuring music for string quartet

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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