Tune in on Mondays at 9:00 pm for classical performances by top local musicians and ensembles, recorded at venues throughout the Washington area.
Previous broadcasts have included performances recorded at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
The Momenta Quartet
Presented by the Candlelight Concert Society of Columbia, Maryland
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 9:00pm
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Adda Kridler, violin
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Michael Haas, cello
Praised by the Washington Post for "an extraordinary experience" and by the New York Times for its "diligence, curiosity and excellence," the Momenta Quartet is celebrated for its innovative programming, juxtaposing contemporary works from widely divergent aesthetics with great music from the past. Momenta has premiered over 80 works and collaborated with over 100 living composers while maintaining a deep commitment to the classical canon. In the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, "few American players assume Haydn's idiom with such ease."
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz for String Quartet (1905)