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Piano Quartet, by Paul Moravec

by Garth Newel Piano Quartet

The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is known for their spirited and impassioned performances that offer an enlivened interpretation of both standard and new repertoire.
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1. Piano Quartet for Violin, Viola, Violoncello & Piano: 1. —
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2. Piano Quartet for Violin, Viola, Violoncello & Piano: 2. —
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3. Piano Quartet for Violin, Viola, Violoncello & Piano: 3. Misterioso
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4. Piano Quartet for Violin, Viola, Violoncello & Piano: 4. —
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As an ensemble which strongly believes in performing the creative voices of today, the Garth Newel Piano Quartet is constantly looking for new and captivating writing in the piano quartet genre Having loved and performed Paul Moravec’s Pulitzer Prize winning Tempest Fantasy on many occasions, the group felt that his exhilarating writing would result in a masterpiece for their instrumentation. The Quartet commissioned Paul Moravec in 2012, and premiered his new Piano Quartet in Virginia, California, and New York’s Carnegie Hall throughout the following year.
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The Garth Newel Piano Quartet (Teresa Ling-violin, Evelyn Grau-viola, Isaac Melamed-cello, Jeannette Fang-piano) is known for their spirited and impassioned performances that offer an enlivened interpretation of both standard and new repertoire. As artists-in-residence at Garth Newel Music Center, one of the premier and most active chamber music organizations in the United States, they program and perform over 50 concerts each year, engaging with audiences through conversational and interactive programs.

An active presence on the national and international stage, the Garth Newel Piano Quartet has performed throughout the United States and on five continents, at such prominent venues as Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall, The Chautauqua Institution, and the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop.

The quartet believes strongly in promoting creativity, and holds an annual competition for rising composers aimed at bolstering the piano quartet genre. They regularly commission and premiere music of their contemporaries, and have received the 2017 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant for a new piano quartet by David Biedenbender.

The Garth Newel Piano Quartet maintains a strong dedication to education and to nurturing the next generation of chamber musicians. They serve as faculty and directors for the Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, which gives talented college-age musicians an opportunity to study and perform chamber music under the guidance of the Quartet and world-renowned guest musicians. Other prominent programs include an annual Amateur Chamber Music Workshop and Music in the Schools residencies around Virginia and as far as Georgia. Additionally, the Quartet has given masterclasses at Universities and Conservatories throughout the world.
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Paul Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music, is the composer of numerous orchestral, chamber, choral, operatic, and lyric pieces. His music has earned many distinctions, including the Rome Prize Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University, he has taught at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Hunter College and currently holds the special position of University Professor at Adelphi University. He was the 2013 Paul Fromm Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome, recently served as Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, and was also recently elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society.
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Cover Artwork: Painting ©2018 Susan Spies
Susan's work can be found and purchased at Warm Springs Art Gallery, warmspringsartgallery.com
Recording Engineer: Antonino d'Urzo
Producer: Genevieve Feiwen Lee
Technical Assistance: Graham Spice

Recorded in Wilson Concert Hall, Washington and Lee University, 2017
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A very special thanks to:
Tom & Mary Evelyn Tielking
Norm & Sara Bell
Elizabeth Biggs & Nelson Hoy
Lea & Claudia Campbell
Ms. Jane Carlson
Ian & Nancy Coddington
Leslie M. Danforth
Mr. & Mrs. Jim English
Mr. Peter Fowler & Mr. John Nowland
Charles S. Garratt
Diana & David Hopkins
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Jackson
Marion von Hagen Kober
Mrs. Dewitt Lobe
Bruce & Sarah McWilliams
Mr. & Mrs. Amory Mellen, III
Katherine & Roy Meunier
Martha & Pete Minetree
Tim & Lynn Pistell
Charlotte & Bittle Porterfield
James & Sarah Redington
Jim & Sara Lu Snyder
Mr. Shane Stafford
Ms. Sheryl Vaughn
Mr. David Walrond
Michael Wildasin
for funding our recording project and believing in new music.
And a hearty thank you to all the wonderful friends of Garth Newel Music Center who gave their love and support to this project!

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