Tonight we're exploring more string quartets, but specifically American String quartets, and string quartets from America that treat each voice or instrument within the quartet as a unique entity...
And so to begin, just as an appetizer, we played
Charles Ives, Scherzo for String Quartet, Arditti USA Quartets
and then dove into our theme with these little ditties:
Charles Ives, String Quartet No 2. Ives: the Two String Quartets by The Julliard Quartet (Columbia)
Ruth Crawford Seeger, String Quartet 1931, Ruth Crawford Seeger Portrait, (Deutsche Grammophon)
Elliot Carter, String Quartet No. 2, Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets, The Julliard Quartet
John Cage, Music for Four, The Arditti String Quartet: John Cage, The Complete String Quartets