- String Quartet
Miro Quartet discography / recordings
March 2004 Oxingale Records/Artemis Classics
On March 23, Oxingale will release the first recording collaboration of the acclaimed Miró Quartet and famed cellist Matt Haimovitz in a CD titled Epilogue. Together, Miró and Haimovitz perform Schubert’s ethereal C major String Quintet (D 956), and the Miró Quartet alone performs Mendelssohn’s stormy, final String Quartet in F minor (Op. 80). Epilogue explores two strikingly different works, each written in the last months in the lives of two contemporary early Romantic composers, Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn.
George Crumb Edition: Volume 7
December 2003 Bridge Records
Volume Seven of Bridge’s Complete Crumb Edition features the world premiere recording of Crumb’s new Appalachian folk song cycle, “Unto the Hills”. Performed by Crumb’s daughter, soprano Ann Crumb, and an ensemble of percussion quartet and amplified piano, the thirty-six minute cycle features spectacularly colorful (more than 75 percussion instruments) and moving renditions of such classic folk tunes as “Black, Black, Black is the Color”, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger”,” The Riddle”, and “All the Pretty Little Horses”.
Also included on this CD is a stunning new reading of Crumb’s classic “Black Angels” for Electric String Quartet. Performed by the brilliant, young Miró Quartet, this performance, supervised by the composer, features a combination of early 21st Century virtuosity and state of the art recording technology.
Isaac Stern: Life’s Virtuoso
The Miró Quartet appears on this amazing portrait of legendary violinist Isaac Stern with footage of Stern coaching the quartet at the Jerusalem Music Center in Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.