string quartet no. 2

arr. for String Orchestra

Duration ca. 15'

Available as String Quartet


Premiered by the String Orchestra of New York City, St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY: October 16, 2011.

Other performances: String Orchestra of New York City, NY, November 4, 2011; September 18, 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