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Bridging the Ages: Disc 4 (2007)

<em>Bridging the Ages:</em> Disc 4

Following its celebrated performances of Beethoven's “Razumovsky” Quartets at Music@Menlo 2005, the Miami String Quartet made its celebrated return to the festival in 2007 to perform a pair of macabre works: Schubert's harrowing “Death and the Maiden,” composed only four years before the Viennese Romantic's untimely death, and “Whispers of Mortality” by contemporary American composer (and Music@Menlo Encounter leader) Bruce Adolphe. While Schubert's quartet takes but a sideways glance at the subject of death—its second movement draws from a lied depicting Death's visitation on a young girl—Adolphe's work, a cathartic grappling with a loved one's life-threatening illness, confronts death head on.

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Selections

String Quartet no. 4, Whispers of Mortality (1992) | Bruce Adolphe (20:08)

  • The Miami String Quartet

String Quartet in d minor, D 810, “Death and the Maiden” (1824) | Franz Schubert (38:28)

  • The Miami String Quartet

Artists

  • The Miami String Quartet, String Quartet

<em>Bridging the Ages:</em> Disc 4 Total Time: 58:36
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2007