John Casken-Chamber works

Posted on December 14th, 2011 by

John Casken-Chamber works

I have worked with the great composer John Casken for over a decade. Here are two stunning chamber works, his 2nd Quartet, and the dramatic ‘Inevitable Rifts’ for String Quintet.

Inevitable Rifts

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violine
Max Peter Meis – Violine
Kelvin Hawthorne – Viola
Hanno Simons – Violoncello
Bridget MacRae – Violoncello

String Quartet No 2

with piquant verve with jazzy obstinancy with haunted fascinatinon with playful determination

Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Gordon McKay, Bridget Carey, Neil Heyde) (Recorded 2002)

I have enjoyed collaborating with both John Casken and Gloria Coates, so it was great to have both of them at our concert here in Munich. Prior to the concert-1st December 2011