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Playlist No. 7: Dover String Quartet Selects

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 8:00 PM

Program

The Dover String Quartet was set to make its PUC debut on Thursday, April 16, 2020, but the concert was canceled due to Covid-19. In this playlist curated by Camden Shaw, the cellist of the Dover Quartet is drawn to music that has "no pretense, no showmanship, and some fascinating balance of selflessness and emotional transparency all at once."  He's curated the list via YouTube so follow the links below to hear (and see) his selections. Or, LISTEN TO SOME OF THE MUSIC ON SPOTIFY>

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Camden Shaw, the cellist of the Dover Quartet, writes:

As a performer myself, I am particularly inspired when I see a musician not only at the absolute height of their craft but also completely absorbed by the music and by the present. The four performances here are so special and are such sincere examples of musical communication that we can only thank the heavens the camera was rolling! These artists would have been wonderful on any given day, but in each case I believe it is clear that they were at their absolute best. No pretense, no showmanship, and some fascinating balance of selflessness and emotional transparency all at once.

1. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Denes Varjon playing Schumann Abendlied, Op. 85, No. 12

2. Violinist Joseph Silverstein plays Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61

3. Soprano Jessye Norman sings Purcell "When I am laid in Earth" from the opera Dido and Aeneas

4. Pianist Vladimir Horowitz plays Schubert Impromptu, D. 899, Op. 90, No. 3