AR1701 - LIMITED RELEASE APRIL 4, 2017; STREET DATE: OCTOBER 6, 2017
Afinat Records presents the limited advance release of American Quartets: Antonín Dvořák & Wynton Marsalis by the acclaimed Euclid Quartet. This recording contains the beloved “American” String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (1893) by Antonín Dvořák, and “At the Octoroon Balls” String Quartet No. 1 (1995) by Pulitzer Prize and GRAMMY® Award winning composer Wynton Marsalis. All CD sales from this limited advance release will be donated to the Raclin School of the Arts String Scholarship Fund at Indiana University South Bend, where the quartet has held the prestigious quartet residency since 2007. This title will be released for worldwide distribution on CD and digital download on October 6, 2017.
Previous rave reviews for the Euclid Quartet...
"An elegant mix of passion, ferocity and feathery delicacy..." The Washington Post
"A knockout performance..." The Los Angeles Times
"The performances are sweeping and detailed, with all of the fierce intensity the music suggests ... the Euclid has triumphed ... Performances of rare commitment and passion." Gramophone