VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Copies of VC Artist Calidore String Quartet's New "Babel" CDs

The disc features the world premiere recordings of Caroline Shaw's "Three Essays," alongside Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3 and Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 9


To help celebrate this week’s international release of the VC Artist Calidore String Quartet's new "Babel" CD, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with our good friends at Signum Uk, is giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copies.

"This CD was inspired by a central theme of language and its intersection with music," violist Jeremy Berry this week told The Violin Channel.

"Schumann's third quartet opens the CD and the first two descending notes are Schumann singing his wife's name 'Clara'. Caroline Shaw delves deeply into the relationship between language and music. She cleverly adapts the lilt and flow of spoken language as well as the language of computer code into musical form. Shostakovich's ninth quartet embodies the idea of a composer’s voice overcoming censorship from government and rising above to be heard." he said.

"In a time of divisive rhetoric and polarized opinions, this album is a demonstration of composers overcoming strife, making connections from language to music, and singing their love."

Entries close: Wednesday 18th November, 2020.




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