Elena Ruehr - Six String Quartets | Avie AV2379

Elena Ruehr - Six String Quartets


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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2379

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 16th February 2018



Guggenheim Fellow and ASCAP Award winning composer Elena Ruehr’s six string quartets are a magnum opus in which echoes of Pérotin, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák, Schoenberg and jazz can be found, although the musical language is purely Ruehr’s own.

For Elena Ruehr, the appeal of the string quartet lies in the ability of four instruments to express an infinite range of emotional possibilities. Three of the string quartets were commissioned by the Cypress String Quartet, two by the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and one is 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 Washington Post

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