Fred Lerdahl - Touring Composer Portrait
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Fred Lerdahl - Touring Composer Portrait

Daedalus Quartet

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7pm

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  Fred Lerdahl’s music is all about variation: building colorful, complex soundscapes from small melodic ideas. A Guggenheim fellow and composition professor at Columbia, he has had a tremendous impact, not only as a composer but also as an accomplished scholar and theorist. In this program, the Daedalus Quartet gives an authoritative performance of his three acclaimed string quartets, written over a span of three decades from 1978 to 2008, and expressly intended by the composer to be performed as a cycle. The third quartet—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—was written especially for Daedalus.

  This event will take place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.



  • The Complete String Quartets
  • Third String Quartet (2008)
  • Second String Quartet (1982)
  • First String Quartet (1978)