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Classical Classroom, Ep 117: Alban Berg “motif-ates” The Dover String Quartet

The Dover String Quartet brings Dacia a new recording (from the night before) of Alban Berg’s Opus 3, and they jam to some 12 tones in a row!


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This week, Dacia Clay has the Dover String Quartet; violinists, Joel Link, Bryan Lee; violist, Milena Pajaro-Van De Stadt; and cellist, Camden Shaw into the studio. They listen to a recording of their own concert from the night before when they played Alban Berg‘s String Quartet Opus 3 for the Chamber Music Houston series. They introduce Dacia to the twelve-tone system of music composition, and she lives to talk about it. They also discuss serialism, Schoenberg, over-protective fathers, motifs, and that Berg is pronounced like “bare-g”, not burg.


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The Dover String Quartet

Music in this episode:

  • Alban Berg String Quartet Op. 3 from a live performance recorded at Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music for Chamber Music Houston

Audio production by Todd “One Todd to rule them all” Hulslander, editing by Mark DiClaudio and mind expansion by Dacia Clay.