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program notes: 1918-1939: Breaking away

Janáček: Podhádka ("Fairy Tale") In 1910, both Igor Stravinsky and Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) made musical settings of Russian folk tales. Stravinsky's famous Firebird ballet for full orchestra was quite literal and became world famous. Janáček’s Fairy Tale, a more...

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Program Notes: 1918-1939: 19th century Echoes

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing: Suite for String Quartet, Op. 11 (composer’s adaptation) Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) is well known to classic movie buffs as the composer of scores to such adventure films as Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and...

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2023 Annual string Quartet Masterclass

2023 Annual string Quartet Masterclass

Our 2023 Annual String Quartet Masterclass featured four ensembles, three from Ronald Reagan High School and one from Sonia Sotomayor High School, performing works by Mozart, Borodin, Britten and Kodaly, With our long-time second violinist, Anastasia Parker, on...

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