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John Harbison: The First Four String Quartets / Lydian String Quartet

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> String Quartet No. 1 - I. Allegro quasi amabile
> String Quartet No. 1 - II. Andante aspro ed intimo
> String Quartet No. 1 - III. Presto fugitivo
> String Quartet No. 2 - I. Fantasia
> String Quartet No. 2 - II. Concerto
> String Quartet No. 2 - III. Recitative and Aria
> String Quartet No. 2 - IV. Sonata
> String Quartet No. 2 - V. Chorale Fantasia
> String Quartet No. 3 - I. Beginnning
> String Quartet No. 3 - II. Interlude No. 1
> String Quartet No. 3 - III. Continuation
> String Quartet No. 3 - IV. Interlude No. 2
> String Quartet No. 3 - V. Conclusion
> String Quartet No. 4 - I. Lento
> String Quartet No. 4 - II. Allegretto
> String Quartet No. 4 - III. Poco adagio
> String Quartet No. 4 - IV. Vivo

Album Summary

>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 3
>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 4
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The Lydian String Quartet are professors of the practice of music at Brandeis. During the past 27 years, their exquisite artistry has inspired worldwide critical acclaim. The quartet's interpretive mastery has earned them international accolades, including the prestigious Naumburg Award for Chamber Music. The Lydians have concertized extensively throughout the United States, England, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and Russia.



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Works Details

>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Ensemble: Lydian String Quartet
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (02/26/1991-03/11/1991)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985

>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Ensemble: Lydian String Quartet
  • Notes: Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (02/26/1991-03/11/1991)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1987

>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 3
  • Ensemble: Lydian String Quartet
  • Running Time: 19 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Harbison, John : Quartet for Strings no 4
  • Ensemble: Lydian String Quartet
  • Running Time: 18 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002