THE CALIDORE STRING QUARTET RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

02.03.15
Calidore String Quartet

On February 3, 2015, the Calidore String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Stony Brook University, releases their debut album. The recording features Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 and Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor.” 

The Mendelssohn string quartet holds particular meaning for Calidore. “When performing the Mendelssohn quartet, we feel the energy and spirit of his writing come to life,” stated the Calidore String Quartet. “None of us will ever forget the moment we read through it in one of our very first rehearsals, and we are extremely excited to feature it on our first album!”

This recording of “Emperor” Quartet by Haydn shows the foundation and breadth of their musical voice. “Haydn begins the quartet with four distinct fragments with completely different characters and emotions, and in this way the four statements in the opening serve as a metaphor for us,” stated Calidore. “We are four individuals with unique musical voices, but when the music calls for a spirited virtuosic union or a solemn chorale we must meld our spirits into one.”

The Calidore String Quartet debut album produced by Colburn School is made possible thanks to underwriters Sam and Lyndie Ersan.