Monday, February 23, 2009

Past composers

Composer Kurt Rohde wrote “Gravities” in response to Bartok’s Quartet No. 6 and Haydn’s Quartet Op. 77, No. 2.

Composer Daniel Asia created his Quartet No. 3, “The Seer” in response to Dvorak’s “American” Quartet and Two Sketches for String Quartet Based on Native American Themes by Charles Tomlinson Griffes.

Composer George Tsontakis wrote String Quartet No. 5 in response to Ludwig Van Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 and his String Quartet in C sharp Minor, Op. 131.

Elena Ruehr composed String Quartet No. 4, inspired by Mozart’s K.465 “Dissonant” and Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 59 No.3.

Jeffrey Cotton wrote String Quartet No. 1 in response to Haydn Op. 33, No. 5 in G Major and the Mozart K. 421 in D Minor.

Jennifer Higdon created Impressions, inspired by Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor.

Benjamin Lees created his String Quartet No. 5 in response to Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 11 and Britten’s String Quartet No. 3.

Composer Anna Weesner wrote her commissioned piece entitled Flux in response to Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 132 in A Minor and Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op.13, also in A Minor.

Composer Dan Coleman composed Quartet No. 1 in response to Mozart’s Quartet K. 464 and Beethoven’s Quartet, Op. 18 No. 5.

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