CD Details

Bridging the Ages: Disc 5 (2007)

<em>Bridging the Ages:</em> Disc 5

The 2007 festival season marked the Music@Menlo debuts of a number of exciting young artists. The Escher String Quartet collaborated with guitarist Jason Vieaux to present the irresistible “Fandango” Guitar Quintet of the Italian (by way of Spain) composer Luigi Boccherini; on the same program, the quartet played supporting cast as two young virtuosi, violinist Erin Keefe and double bassist DaXun Zhang, dueled in Bottesini's riveting Gran duo concertante. The Escher Quartet took center stage in Mendelssohn's masterful Second String Quartet, a precocious homage to Beethoven composed in the young prodigy's eighteenth year.

Buy CD Buy from iTunes Buy from Amazon


Selections

Guitar Quintet in D Major, G. 448 (1798) | Luigi Boccherini (19:29)

  • Escher String Quartet
  • Jason Vieaux, Guitar

Gran duo concertante (1880) | Giovanni Bottesini (14:20)

  • Escher String Quartet
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass

String Quartet no. 2 in a minor, op. 13 (1827) | Felix Mendelssohn (31:38)

  • Escher String Quartet

Artists

  • Escher String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Erin Keefe, Violin
  • Jason Vieaux, Guitar
  • DaXun Zhang, Double Bass

<em>Bridging the Ages:</em> Disc 5 Total Time: 65:27
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2007