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100 Years: Centennial Commissions, Vol. 2

Album Summary

>Mernier, Benoît : Quartet for Strings no 3
>Jalbert, Pierre : Howl, for string quartet
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Pro Arte Quartet -- the oldest string quartet continuously in existence and the first university-ensemble residency in the United States -- plus the dramatic story of how a prominent European quartet became an American one. Founded in Belgium in 1912, the Pro Arte Quartet became stranded while on tour in Madison, Wisconsin in 1940 when the Nazis invaded their country. The University of Wisconsin offered this quartet in exile a permanent home at the university, where it has remained ever since. Six new chamber works were commissioned to celebrate this occasion -- now all available on compact disc. This disc contains String Quartet No. 3 by Benoît Mernier (b. 1964), the leading Belgian composer of his generation and Pierre Jalbert's (b. 1967) work for clarinet and string quartet. Jalbert is the recipient of many awards, including the BBC Masterprize and teaches composition at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Mernier, also the recipient of commissions and awards, is also a virtuoso organist. He was inducted into the Royal Academy of Belgium in 2007.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (05/16/2015-05/19/2015).



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Works Details

>Mernier, Benoît : Quartet for Strings no 3
  • Notes: Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (05/16/2015-05/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Jalbert, Pierre : Howl, for string quartet
  • Performer: Charles Neidich (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (05/16/2015-05/19/2015)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014