Listen: Episode 8 of LPR Live w/ John Adams and Attacca Quartet



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 or subscribe on iTunes!

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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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