Tuesday, November 27, 2012

(Most of) Ben Johnston's String Quartets Online

Here is a meaty but incomplete list of online videos of Ben Johnston's 10 amazing string quartets. 

There are a few missing pieces - specifically No. 1, No. 7, No. 8, and most of No. 10. If you have a link to those, send them to me and I'll put them up. 

I tried to diversify the ensembles, and not just post all of the Kepler Quartet's definitive recordings. These are definitely not all of the videos there are of these pieces online, but all of the pieces I could find are represented.

String Quartet Number 1
MISSING!


String Quartet Number 2 

String Quartet Number 3 
played by the Kepler Quartet

String Quartet Number 4 


String Quartet Number 5 
played by the Kepler Quartet

String Quartet Number 6
played by the New World String Quartet

String Quartet Number 7
MISSING!

String Quartet Number 8
MISSING!


String Quartet Number 9
played by the American Modern Ensemble

Mvmt. 1 from String Quartet Number 10
played by the Kepler Quartet

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