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2014 Favorites: New World Quartets


One of host Rob Grier's favorites from last year, featured in June, was:
New World Quartets: Dvorák, Copland, Barber, Gershwin & Brubeck—Brodsky Quartet (Chandos 10801)
Classicfm.com: "In their new release, the ever-innovative Brodsky Quartet explores the sound of America through music written for string quartet. Unsurprisingly, it includes a complete performance of Dvorak’s ‘American’ String Quartet, as well as the original string quartet version of Barber’s Adagio for Strings. There’s also a suitably languid and touching performance of Lullaby by Gershwin, and a very playful arrangement by one of the Brodsky's own members of Copland’s famous ‘Hoe Down’ from the ballet Rodeo. A passionate and elegant album, capturing the spirit and pathos of the new world."
Featured Thu 1/22