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Promising New Quartet by Lembit Beecher

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Schubert, String Quartets 9/14 ("Der Tod und das Mädchen"), Quatuor Mosaïques
(Alliance, 2010)
Charles T. Downey, The Diderot String Quartet wins some converts
Washington Post, May 26

The idea of hearing a string quartet play in Washington National Cathedral sounds crazy, but the building’s semi-enclosed Great Choir provides quite a backdrop for a series of chamber music concerts. The young Diderot String Quartet, formed in 2012, offered a pairing of contemporary and romantic quartets there on Tuesday evening, and while the seconds-long acoustic ring was still audible, one had enough nearness to the sound to have an intimate experience of it.

Lembit Beecher’s “Small Infinities,” a Diderot Quartet commission, was the more pleasing contemporary half... [Continue reading]
Diderot String Quartet
Music by Schubert, Lembit Beecher
Washington National Cathedral

Anne Midgette, You be the critic: Lembit Beecher's new trio (Washington Post, April 5, 2012)

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