Telegraph Quartet: Divergent Paths

August 31, 2023, 9:00 am

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The Telegraph Quartet’s new recording, Divergent Paths, features two works that (to the best of the quartet’s knowledge) have never been recorded on the same album before: Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7. The album is the first in a series of recordings titled 20th Century Vantage Points. Telegraph explains, “Our aim…is to display the works of composers with unique visions that also speak to the zeitgeist of their time, musically or beyond. In the first album of this series, Divergent Paths, we explore the dawn of this complicated century of unbridled growth and creativity with two composers, Ravel and Schoenberg, who set out on very different paths of musical aesthetics and will set the stage for two ultimately opposing schools of thought as the century progresses. Despite their obvious differences of style, we find striking similarities between them once we dig under the surface.”