Estro poetico-armonico I (string and recorder quartets)

Recording courtesy of WQXR’s live recording of the 2012 MATA Festival, April 18, 2012 at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY.

JACK Quartet and Quartet New Generation

A transcription of a transcription, in a sense. I have taken the 50th and last psalm setting by Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) – who transcribed and arranged what he heard in Venetian synagogues – and passed it through yet one more filter, one more telephone-game. Visualize an oil painting left out in the rain before it yet has a chance to dry, colors bleeding. I have turned this image into its musical counterpart.

Estro poetico-armonico was commissioned by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.

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