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2011-03-25 00:00:28

Lancia Media Factory announces the release of "French Album No. 1." A captivating recording of Ravel's beloved string quartet by the "first strings" of chamber music. Darien, CT (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Lancia Media Factory announces a new Guarneri String Quartet album, "French Album No. 1" released worldwide on March 15, 2011. Culled from a recording made in December 2000 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, "French Album No. 1" features one of the seminal monuments to French...

2011-02-10 13:10:00

ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The celebrated Penderecki String Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at Chapman University's Conservatory of Music, will perform in recital Tuesday, February 15 at 8 p.m. with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Grace Fong, Chapman assistant professor and director of keyboard studies. The event will take place in Chapman University's Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is $10 general public, $5 for students. For information, the public...

2009-09-20 14:02:19

U.S. composer Leon Kirchner, whose four-string quartets highlighted his musical career, has died in New York at the age of 90, his daughter Lisa says. The New York Times said Sunday that Kirchner's four quartet compositions range from a 1950 string composition filled with spacious lyricism to a tumultuous 2006 compact piece. Music is a science, Kirchner once said about the world of music, but a science that must make people laugh and dance and sing. In addition to creating his four string...

2008-09-17 09:00:36

By LEE TEPLY By Lee Teply Correspondent NORFOLK THE FELDMAN Chamber Music Society opened its season Monday by bringing back the Daedalus Quartet, which first played here in early 2005. Heard at the Chrysler Museum of Art, it is among the best of the national and international ensembles that the Feldman has brought in recently. Without even a hint of technical insecurity to hold it back, the quartet delved into every aspect of the music, bringing out the smallest details, even if...

2008-09-04 15:00:22

The programme for next year's Adam Chamber Music Festival has been released, with 42 events to be performed at various venues around the region over a 16-day period. The festival, which runs from January 23 to February 7, opens with the Czech Prazak String Quartet, which will fly directly to Nelson at the end of a 10-concert European tour. Other highlights include London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane, who will perform solo recitals and chamber works and, as will many of the...

2008-09-01 15:00:14

LEWISTON - A trio led by pianist-composer Danilo Perez, whom The New York Times called "one of the best things that happened to jazz around the turn of the millennium," will open the 2008-09 Bates College Concert Series Thursday, Sept. 11. Featuring a lively blend of jazz, Latin and classical music, the college's flagship series of musical events will also present Pablo Aslan's Avantango, a noted tango revival troupe; the Assad Brothers, renowned guitarists; and Germany's Auryn Quartet, in...

2008-08-02 03:00:19

By Pellettieri, Graham BRIEFLY NOTED Debussy Album for String Quartet, arranged by Lynne Latham. Published by Latham Music, a Lorenz Company, lorenz.com, $18.95 all parts, $8.95 score, sold separately. For quite some time now, the Lorenz Corporation has been busy publishing scores (no pun intended) of sheet music for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles for religious communities. Latham Music recently became a division of the Lorenz Company in May 2007, and brought a wealth of string...

2008-08-01 06:00:28

By Kenneth Walton FRANCK / FAURE: STRING QUARTETS **** HYPERION, GBP 12.99 LIKE so many organist-composers (let's conveniently ignore Bach, Bruckner and Messiaen for the moment), Cesar Franck got rather bogged down in the musical and time demands of his profession. Thus he gave us fewer non-organ works than we would perhaps like to have seen from such an engaging musical mind, and some of these never quite saw the fruits of gathered experience. But at the age of 66, he found the...

2008-07-11 12:00:27

By Patrick S. Pemberton, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Jul. 10--The musicians in String Theory are hoping it won't be windy when the group performs at Avila Beach on Sunday. After all, before their Festival Mozaic appearance, they will transform trees into instruments. And trees tend to sway in the wind. "It's better for us if there's no movement whatsoever," said Luke Rothschild, a founding member of the group. String Theory is one of six acts performing in the festival's...

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