PURCHASE ALBUM

BARTÓK BY HEART

Chiara String Quartet

Complete Six String Quartets of Béla Bartók recorded from memory (Azica Records, August, 2016)

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BRAHMS BY HEART

Chiara String Quartet

Complete String Quartets of Johannes Brahms from memory and the Viola Quintet in G Major with violist Roger Tapping
(Azica Records, March 2014)

JEFFERSON FRIEDMAN: QUARTETS

Chiara String Quartet

String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 commissioned and premiered by the Chiara. Includes remixes by the electronica group Matmos. Album nominated by the Grammy Awards under Best Contemporay Classical Composition Category in 2011.
(New Amsterdam Records 2011)

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GABRIELA LENA FRANK: LEYENDAS AN ANDEAN WALKABOUT

Chiara String Quartet

Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout draws inspiration from the idea of mestizaje as envisioned by Peruvian writer José María Arguedas, where cultures can coexist without the subjugation of one by the other.

ROBERT SIROTA: PARTING THE VEIL

Hyeyung Sol Yoon, violin and Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Pange Lingua for Violin and Piano commissioned by Hyeyung Sol Yoon, (Albany Records 2014)

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MOZART AND BRAHMS: CLARINET QUINTETS

Chiara String Quartet and Hakan Rosengren, clarinet

W.A. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet K. 581 in A Major and Johannes Brahms's Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 
(SMS Classical Records, January 2007)

ROBERT SIROTA: TRIPTYCH

Chiara String Quartet

Triptych is a powerful response to the tragedy of September 11, 2001. It was written in tandem with a triptych painting by artist Deborah Patterson. In its central panel, the painting depicts the body of father Mychal Judge, a chaplain for the NYPD, and the first victim of the tragedy, being carried by a group of firefighters. The piece uses this as inspiration for its central slow movement, Lamentation. The first movement, Desecration, is about the literal attack on the towers. The third movement, Prayer, was inspired by the painting's abstract right panel, where light manages to shine into the darkness.

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NADIA SIROTA: FIRST THINGS FIRST

Chiara String Quartet and Nadia Sirota, viola

Premiere recording of Judd Greenstein’s The Night Gatherers with the Chiara Quartet (New Amsterdam Records, 2009).