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The Alexander String Quartet

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Performance Today - June 14, 2022


June 14, 2022

The Alexander String Quartet is known in part for their recordings of Beethoven quartets. Cellist Sandy Wilson says Beethoven's music can seep into anyone's subconscious and stir up feelings of empathy. On today's show, hear them play Beethoven's String Quartet No. 1 at a concert in New York City.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Missy Mazzoli: Heartbreaker
Michael Mizrahi, piano
Album: Currents
New Amsterdam 75

Missy Mazzoli: Quartet for Queen Mab
Aeolus Quartet
Victoria Bach Festival, Presidio La Bahia Chapel, Goliad, TX

Moritz Moszkowski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71: Movement 1
Daniel Phillips & Livia Sohn, violins | Gilles Vonsattel, piano
The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Op. 90  "Italian"
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra | Gemma New, conductor
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Royce Hall, Westwood, CA

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in C minor: Movement 3 Finale Prestissimo
Paul Lewis, piano
Album: Beethoven #4 - Paul Lewis
Harmonia Mundi 901909

Sarah Quartel: Birds' Lullaby
iSing Silicon Valley | Jennah Delp Somers, conductor
Album: Here I Stand
Innova Records 058

Andrea Ramsey: Grow Little Tree
Anny Cheng, piano | iSing Silicon Valley | Jennah Delp Somers, conductor
Album: Here I Stand
Innova Recordings 058

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op 18, No. 1
Alexander String Quartet
Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, New York, NY

Alyssa Morris: Tlapalli Tlahuilli
Brook Ferguson, flute | Alecia Lawyer, oboe | Nathan Williams, clarinet | Kristin Wolfe Jensen, bassoon
ROCO | Ward Stare, conductor
ROCO, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX