What's New: String Quartet Smackdown

Feb 13, 2018

Smackdowns are often associated with wrestling, not chamber music.
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A smackdown is a bitter contest or confrontation, often associated with wrestling – not chamber music! But there’s an annual competition in Austin, Texas that pits string quartet versus string quartet for one night only.

We’ll hear two evening length quartets in a new release smackdown of sorts – Michael Hersch versus John Luther Adams with two incredible groups, the FLUX and JACK Quartets on today’s What’s New.

What’s New is a production of WBAA Classical, a listener supported broadcast service of Purdue University.