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Kirchner: Complete String Quartets / Orion String Quartet

Album Summary

>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 3 for strings & tape
>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 4
Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Leon Kirchner's life has been liberally peppered with moments of recognition for his powerful and innovative music. Both the first and second quartets heard on this recording received the Critics Circle Prize; the third received the Pulitzer. While still an undergraduate, he was accepted into Arnold Schoenberg's graduate composition seminar at UCLA. He has received many honors and prizes, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was a professor at Harvard University for 25 years. This recording includes his fourth string quartet, written in 2007 when Kirchner was 87, for the Orion String Quartet, who are able champions of his music.



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>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/12/2007-09/15/2007)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1949

>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/12/2007-09/15/2007)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1958

>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 3 for strings & tape
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/12/2007-09/15/2007)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Kirchner, Leon [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 4
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/12/2007-09/15/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007