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Listen to a live performance by the Opus 76 Quartet, accompanied by informative, engaging and entertaining background information on each piece we play, as well as interviews with members of the group and other musical experts!

The Opus 76 Quartet: Keeping Score The Opus 76 Quartet

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Listen to a live performance by the Opus 76 Quartet, accompanied by informative, engaging and entertaining background information on each piece we play, as well as interviews with members of the group and other musical experts!

    Episode 9: The Perfect Time for Haydn

    Episode 9: The Perfect Time for Haydn

    On this episode of "Keeping Score" - we talk about the energy of Haydn and how it is central to good interpretations of the great composer's work. We also discuss how we find tempos in Quartet rehearsal, and what it means to really be "on the same...

    • 28 min
    Episode 8: Beethoven & Improvisation - From Duels to Duets

    Episode 8: Beethoven & Improvisation - From Duels to Duets

    On this episode of "Keeping Score" we interview our 'cellist, Sascha Groschang, about her experiences learning the 'cello in Kansas City before travelling to New York to continue her studies. We also discuss her penchant for exploring alternative...

    • 41 min
    Episode 7: Haydn & Musical Mentors in the Midwest

    Episode 7: Haydn & Musical Mentors in the Midwest

    Opus 76 Quartet Violist Ashley Stanfield shares her musical story in this episode of "Keeping Score" - including what it was like starting to learn a musical instrument aged 11 in the Kansas State School system, as well as study with luminaries of the...

    • 51 min
    Episode 6: "A Hungarian, Beethoven & Eccentricity"

    Episode 6: "A Hungarian, Beethoven & Eccentricity"

    This week we perform and discus Beethoven's final quartet - the delightfully eccentric op.135 - featuring an interview with Opus 76 Quartet violinist (and our resident Hungarian) Zsolt Eder. He has had an interesting musical life himself spanning...

    • 45 min
    Episode 5: Haydn - from Poverty to Parnassus

    Episode 5: Haydn - from Poverty to Parnassus

    Josef Haydn was the son of a poor wheelwright in rural Austria who against all the odds rose to great prominence as a court musician and composer. Find out more about the origins of a man who began his relationship with music playing air violin on...

    • 26 min
    Episode 4: When East Made West - Dvorak and the Sound of America

    Episode 4: When East Made West - Dvorak and the Sound of America

    Learn how composer Antonin Dvorak created the sound of America at the request of a Grocery Empire - with programme notes by Michael Keelan, and a live recording of Dvorak's American Quartet. Featuring - for the first time - interviews with all four...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

salazarsoto ,

Fantastic!

Imagine hearing this in person? This is an amazing magical group with talented people!

Saschais ,

Very informative

Such a fun way to delve a little deeper into some of the great classical string quartet repertoire. I’m looking forward to more!

strwr4367 ,

Worth it

Fun podcast! A good combination of live music and educational content. Thumbs up 👍

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