Evening Performance

Daedalus Quartet with Edwin Barker, bass, and Elizabeth Fischborn, soprano

Thursday, October 5, 7 pm
Calderwood Hall

The Daedalus Quartet collaborates with Edwin Barker on bass and Elizabeth Fischborn, soprano for an evening of music by composer Fred Lerdahl.

refined but passionate

— The New York Times


Music of Fred Lerdahl

  • String Quartet No. 4; Chaconne
  • Give and Take
  • Fire and Ice
  • Waltzes

Music by this performer

Daedalus Quartet (23:03 )

Lerdahl's String Quartet No. 1


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About the Composer

Fred Lerdahl's music is recognized for its striking ideas, elegant craftsmanship, expressive depth, and original formal procedures. His work seeks and achieves both complexity and intelligibility. It is committed to the exploration of new territory while maintaining links to the classical tradition. Lerdahl's music has been commissioned and performed by major chamber ensembles and orchestras in the United States and around the world, and he has been resident composer at leading institutions and festivals. His music is published by Schott Music Corporation and has been widely recorded for various labels, notably Bridge Records, which is producing an ongoing series devoted to his music. Lerdahl studied at Lawrence, Princeton, and Tanglewood. He has taught at UC/Berkeley, Harvard, and Michigan, and since 1991 has been Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition at Columbia, where he directed the composition program for 20 years. Lerdahl is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Three of his works composed since 2000—Time after Time for chamber ensemble, the Third String Quartet, and Arches for cello and chamber orchestra—have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in music.