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Music of Chausson & Faure / Cardenes, Pridgen, Vega String Quartet

Release Date: 02/01/2019 
Label:  Artek Recordings   Catalog #: 66  
Composer:  Ernest ChaussonGabriel Fauré
Performer:  Elizabeth PridgenAndrés Cárdenes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vega Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album presents classical chamber music including the well-known Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21 by Ernest Chausson, and the Violin and Piano Sonata in A major, Opus 13, by Gabriel Faure. Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University, the Vega Quartet is cultivating a new generation of chamber music lovers through dynamic performances and innovative community engagements. The Vega took four of the top six prizes at the 1999 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition, including the International Music Critics’ prize and was also the first prize winner at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the Carmel Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet’s major projects have included performing the complete cycle of Read more Beethoven quartets, pairing Bach’s complete works for solo violin, viola and cello with the six Bartok quartets as well as a series of collaboration with dancers, singers, and theaters. They have toured throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Elizabeth Pridgen (Piano), Andrés Cárdenes (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vega Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1891; France 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Andrés Cárdenes (Violin), Elizabeth Pridgen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 

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