Daedalus Quartet
2014-15 Repertoire

Program 1: On Wings of Song

Robert Schumann String Quartet in F major, Op. 41 no. 2

Bela Bartók String Quartet no. 2


Franz Schubert String Quartet no. 13 in a minor, D. 804

Program 2: Celebrating Sibelius' 150th Anniversary

2A: Speaking your own language

Zhou Long Song of the Ch'in

Bela Bartók Quartet no. 2


Jean Sibelius String Quartet, Voces Intimae, Op. 56

2B: Dancing in the Face of Death

Erwin Schulhoff Five Pieces for String Quartet

Jean Sibelius String Quartet, Voces Intimae, Op. 56


Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet no. 15 in a minor, Opus 132

Program 3: Music from Exile

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. For this project, Daedalus has chosen four composers forced into various forms of exile due to the cultural policies of the Third Reich. From those who were arrested and never completed the journey to exile, to those who spent the war far from home, and those who experienced internal exile by remaining within a state to which they were vocally opposed, the effect on the music produced is profound.

Erwin Schulhoff Five Pieces for String Quartet

Mieczyslaw Weinberg String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 66


Alexander von Zemlinsky String Quartet no. 4, op. 25

Collaborative options:

Substitute for the Zemlinsky:

Mieczyslaw Weinberg Piano Quintet, op. 18, with Benjamin Hochman, piano


Paul Hindemith Quintet for Clarinet & Strings, Op. 30 with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet


Erwin Schulhoff String Sextet

Program 4: Happy Birthday George!

Celebrating George Perle's 100th birthday with some of his favorite works

George Perle's serene and beautiful Molto Adagio, his first essay for the string quartet medium, was strongly influenced by Bartók's second quartet. We feature these two works along with one of Perle's scintillating late quartets, and the intensely passionate string quartet of Alban Berg, one of Perle's musical heroes.

Bela Bartók String Quartet no. 2

George Perle String Quartet No. 8: Windows of Order


George Perle Molto Adagio

Alban Berg String Quartet, op. 3

Program 5: Create your own Daedalus.

Mix and match from repertoire listed above to create your own program (subject to ensemble approval.)

Posted: Dec-9-2013
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