Dance – Jason Vieaux & Escher Quartet

August 4, 2019, 9:00 am

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Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux joins forces with the esteemed Escher Quartet to produce a recording of new and old works with dance themes in common: Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Quintet, Kernis’s 100 Greatest Dance Hits, and Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet No. 4. These three works may share elements of dance-inspired music, and contain allusions to specific dances in the titles of certain movements, but that’s where the similarities end. These guitar quintets, all from very different periods, couldn’t be any more different from each other in style, timbre, texture, and dynamics, showing the range and flexibility of the guitar within a more traditional chamber music group setting.