Fall Baroque Music Celebration Now Past, Library Of Congress Resumes Brief Survey Of Tip Of Classical, Romantic, and Modern String Quartet Repertoire
The Library of Congress tonight features four string quartets performed by the Doric String Quartet from the UK -- Haydn, Webern, Korngold, and Schumann.
One half of the autumn quartets performed at the Library of Congress have -- rightfully -- been by twentieth century masters.
The National Gallery of Art will soon step in to fill a void by beginning a survey of the sixteen great string quartets of Beethoven.
(Last May, the Phillips Collection hosted the Royal String Quartet from Poland performing the Gorecki String Quartet No. 1. All of the three Gorecki String Quartets were given their world premieres by the American Kronos String Quartet, which was touring in Wroclaw, Poland, when Mr Gorecki died one week ago. In addition, all of the great four symphonies by Lutoslawski were commmissioned by and given their world premieres by American orchestras.)
The "Western String Quartet for Dummies -- Abridged Edition" at the Library of Congress, Autumn 2010:
Western String Quartet
List of String Quartet ensembles
Library of Congress
National Gallery of Art
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