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Rochberg: String Quartets no 3-6 / Concord String Quartet

Album Summary

>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 3
>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 4
>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 5
>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 6
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Here at last is the long-awaited CD premiere of the works that were hailed as masterpieces at their New York premiere in 1979 - the "Concord" Quartets of George Rochberg. These works undoubtedly represent one of the peaks of American chamber music of the last half of this century. Rochberg had abondoned serialism by the time he wrote these quartets which embrace both tonality and atonality,



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Works Details

>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 3
  • Performers: Norman Fischer (Cello); Andrew Jennings (Violin); John Kochanowski (Viola); Mark Sokol (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Concord String Quartet
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1972

>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 4
  • Performers: Norman Fischer (Cello); Andrew Jennings (Violin); John Kochanowski (Viola); Mark Sokol (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Concord String Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1977

>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 5
  • Performers: Norman Fischer (Cello); Andrew Jennings (Violin); John Kochanowski (Viola); Mark Sokol (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Concord String Quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1978

>Rochberg, George : Quartet for Strings no 6
  • Performers: Norman Fischer (Cello); Andrew Jennings (Violin); John Kochanowski (Viola); Mark Sokol (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Concord String Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1978