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May

05

LPR Live PodcastThe latest episode of the LPR Live podcast debuted this week! If you haven’t given it a listen, check it out over on WQXR.org or subscribe on iTunes!
 
Here’s more on Episode #8 via WQXR.org:
 
Despite being one of relatively few chamber music pieces in his catalog, John Adams’s 2008 String Quartet stands among the composer’s most significant compositions and has been solidly adopted into the chamber-music canon.
 
This episode features a live performance of the titanic two-movement piece, performed live at Le Poisson Rouge by the Attacca Quartet. Joining Adams for his on-stage introduction of the piece are violinist Keiko Tokunaga and violist Luke Fleming of the Attacca Quartet. You’ll hear them recount the trial-by-fire circumstances of their first performance, the details of a late-night phone call and how to temper performance anxiety and just groove.
 
If you are new to LPR Live, catch up by listening to the first seven episodes!

 
Episode #1: Steve Reich – Different Trains
 
Episode #2: John Cage and Domenico Scarlatti – Piano Sonatas
 
Episode #3: Christopher Cerrone – High Windows
 
Episode #4: Terry Riley and Samuel Adams – Studies
 
Episode #5: Vivian Fung – Harp Concerto
 
Episode #6: David Lang – Memory Pieces
 
Episode #7: Ted Hearne – Parlor Diplomacy
 
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