21st-Century String Quartets, Vol. 1 by Edith Eisler

By Edith Eisler

During this selection of in-depth interviews, contemporary prime performers get to the center of 1 of the main loved types of classical song: the string quartet. Representing either younger teams and longstanding favorites, all of them have insights into the thrill and hardships of expressing themselves as a part of a tight-knit ensemble. How they perform, how they arrive to consensus, their functionality secrets and techniques and anxieties, what strikes and conjures up them - all this and extra involves existence during this sequence of unveiling interviews with participant and constitution Strings journal contributor Edith Eisler.

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At one of their concerts at the Manhattan School, I heard them play the first Charles Ives Quartet, which they say they like better than the second because it is more straightforward and tuneful. “I do think you have to be able to play music that doesn’t enchant you in every detail, and of course the fault might lie with the player, not the music,” says Avshalomov. “The Ives quartet represents a particular point in the development of American music, so whether we like it or not, it’s fair to allow people to hear it from time to time and make their own decisions.

KROSNICK Well, there are all kinds of analytic tools in music that show people how to listen. Melodic lines, how they are made up harmonically, the harmonic rhythm of a line, how impulses are created musically. Of course, you may discover that you can teach somebody all kinds of diagnostic tools, and they will still not be able to apply them. SMIRNOFF I think one thing that comes into play, in addition to a person’s sensitivity, is physical coordination. Now in sports, the concept of many things going on at one time, even if it’s only in your own body, has already been instilled.

Emerson String Quartet. Guarneri String Quartet. Juilliard String Quartet. Mandelring String Quartet. Manhattan String Quartet. Mendelssohn String Quartet. Orion String Quartet. St. Petersburg String Quartet. Tokyo String Quartet. ISBN 978-1-890490-15-7 ISBN 978-1-936604-09-8 (ebook) 1. String quartets (Musical groups) I. Title: Twenty-first-century string quartets. II. Title. III. Series. 7194—dc21 99-054129 String Letter Publishing Table of Contents Introduction The Emerson String Quartet The American String Quartet The Juilliard String Quartet The Tokyo String Quartet The Borodin String Quartet The Manhattan String Quartet The St.

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