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Ruehr: 6 String Quartets / Cypress String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2237924  
Composer:  Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Stephen Salters
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String QuartetBorremeo String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For Guggenheim Fellow composer Elena Ruehr the appeal of the string quartet lies in the ability of four instruments to express an infinite range of emotional possibilities, to communicate across time. Her six string quartets attest to her enthusiasm for musical time-travel: echoes of Perotin, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Schoenberg and jazz are there, but the musical language is purely her own. Elena’s Six String Quartets are a magnum opus, three of them commissioned by the Cypress String Quartet, two by the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and one an ASCAP Award winner. “…sumptuously scored and full of soaring melodies and piquant harmonies.” (The New York Times) “Music with heart and a forceful sense of character and expression.” (The Read more Washington Post) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 5 "Bel Canto" by Elena Ruehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: USA 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 3 by Elena Ruehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: USA 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 1 by Elena Ruehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: USA 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 2 by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Stephen Salters (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borremeo String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: USA 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 6 by Elena Ruehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: USA 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 4 by Elena Ruehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cypress String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: USA 

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