The Kernis Project: Beethoven
Label: Sono Luminus
Released: October 12, 2011
Catalog Num: DSL-92142

For this debut recording, the Jasper String Quartet chose two pieces closest to their collective heart. Aaron Jay Kernis' Pulitzer Prize winning Quartet No. 2 "musica instrumentalis" takes inspiration from Baroque and Renaissance dance forms and the last movement is directly influenced by the joyous fugue of Beethoven's Op. 59 No. 3. With his last "Razumovsky" Quartet, Beethoven began his transformation into the most revered quartet composer of all time. The two pieces share a profound depth of expression and expansion of the possibilities of the quartet genre, making them a perfect pair for this project.

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