Laura Schwendinger: Quartets
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The acclaimed JACK Quartet is featured in this recording of the music of Laura Schwendinger.

The first composer to win the Berlin Prize, Laura Schwendinger is professor of composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her music has been performed by all the leading new music artists and ensembles around the world and she has received numerous awards and commissions including those from the Guggenheim, Koussevitzky and Fromm Foundations. Her second recording for Albany Records features four works for quartets: two for the traditional string quartet; one for mezzo soprano and three strings; and one for piano quartet. The music is performed by the acclaimed JACK Quartet, mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck, and pianist Christopher Taylor.
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JACK Quartet

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Sudden Light
Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo soprano; Christopher Otto, violin; Ari Streisfeld, violin; Kevin McFarland, cello

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String Quartet in three movements
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Song for Andrew
Christopher Otto, violin; John Richards, viola; Kevin McFarland, cello; Christopher Taylor, piano

"…Gestural and yet powerfully organized, Schwendinger’s voice is highly individual. The performance by the JACK Quartet is impeccable, and as a studio recording it is technically more secure than the live Vimeo video. The sheer intensity of both music and performance thereof is spellbinding, as if the passion of the composer for her subject shines through like a light…" (Fanfare)
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