string quartet no. 2
The Edelman String Quartet
Duration ca. 15'
Available as String Orchestra Arrangement
Commissioned by Family and Friends of Dr. & Mrs. Robert Edelman.
Premiered by the Carpe Diem String Quartet, Ohio Wesleyan University New Music Series, Delaware, OH, February 20, 2009.
Other performances: Gliss String Quartet, Towson, MD, April 1, 2009; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Candlelight Series, Baltimore, MD: October, 2009; Carpe Diem String Quartet, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, September 19, 2010; Leeds, England, November 14-16, 2010; Red Oak, IA, November 19, 2010; Seattle, WA, November 23, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, January 10-12, 2011; Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, Philadelphia, PA, February 27, 2011.
This is the third disc Naxos has devoted to Jonathan Leshnoff in its indispensable American Classics series. It’s easy to see why the label places so much faith in the composer, born in 1973. The four works in this installment all reveal a great ear for fresh sonorities... the 2008 String Quartet #2 nicknamed the Edelman... with its suggestions of Hebrew chant, offers a solid response to the great heritage of the string quartet form.
—Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News, June 30, 2012