Category: News

  • The Alexander String Quartet is heading to Poland

    The Alexander String Quartet is heading to Poland next month — only our second visit ever to this eastern European gem and a trip to which we look forward with great anticipation. Poland is curiously more similar in size and population to our home state of California than any other western European country. It is…

  • 2014 Record Review Recap!

    Help us close out 2014 with a look back at what critics were saying about our two releases featuring Brahms and Schumann: Brahms: The String Quintets and Sextets The Arts Desk “Best of 2014” The Arts Desk Review MusicWeb International Recording of the Month! Fanfare Magazine Review (Lynn Rene Bayley) Fanfare Magazine Review (Jerry Dubins)…

  • Brahms a Best of 2014

    The Arts Desk‘s Graham Rickson names his Best Classical CDs of 2014 and our Brahms: The String Quintets and Sextets makes the cut! “Also hailing from San Francisco are the Alexander String Quartet, whose recent Bartok and Shostakovich cycles on the Foghorn Classics label wouldn’t disappoint anyone. They’re joined by violist Toby Appel and cellist…

  • Brahms & Schumann a MusicWeb International Recording of the Year

    Twenty-Six MusicWeb International critics nominated 141 recordings for their 2014 favorites; of those 141, only NINE recordings were nominated by more than one reviewer. One of those nine Recording of the Year double-nominees? Brahms & Schumann: the Piano Quintets featuring the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang! “I felt then that I had found…

  • Dance Lessons for String Quartet

    Alexander String Quartet to give the world premiere performance (Thursday, October 23, 2014) of Dance Lessongs for String Quartet by Victor E. Marquez-Barrios: Dance Lessons is a series of short pieces attempting to replicate voluntarily and with sound, the kind of involuntary beat displacement evident in an untalented dancer’s movements. The pieces draw inspiration from…

  • KALW Interviews Robert Greenberg

    Yesterday, we told you about KALW’s upcoming broadcast of our San Francisco Performances, “Explorations in Music: Mozart in Vienna” series, and today we get to share an interview KALW did with Robert Greenberg about the Mozart in Vienna Series: Mozart is often thought of as a “nice” composer, maybe even boring to the uninitiated. Do…

  • KALW Features Explorations in Music!

    KALW will be broadcasting our San Francisco Performances series, “Explorations in Music: Mozart In Vienna” this October and November on Mondays at 9pm! Have a look at their schedule below: 10/6 String Quartet in G, K. 387 (1782) 10/13 String Quartet in D min, K. 421 (1783) 10/20 String Quartet in Eb, K. 428 (1783)…

  • Alexander String Quartet Joins Music Animation Machine at Alte Oper Frankfurt

    Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine presented a live video accompaniment and demonstration at Alte Oper Frankfurt this past weekend (Event information here), and featured our recording of Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 131 in the lobby as a demonstration (see photo)! Watch the video here:

  • Vote for a new Animated Score Video!

    Stephen Malinowski of the Music Animation Machine is looking to make another of his fabulous Animated Score videos from one of our Late Beethoven Quartet recordings. But we want your help deciding which one! Vote for your favorite in the poll, on a comment, or on our Facebook Page! A look at the Music Animation…

  • New Schumann Piano Quintet Animated Score!

    Stephen Malinowski of the Music Animation Machine has done it again with an outstanding new video for our Schumann Piano Quintet with Joyce Yang! Purchase & Download Brahms & Schumann: The Piano Quintets iTunes Foghorn Classics Amazon

  • New Schumann Piano Quintet Animated Score!

    Stephen Malinowski of the Music Animation Machine has done it again with an outstanding new video for our Schumann Piano Quintet with Joyce Yang! Purchase & Download Brahms & Schumann: The Piano Quintets iTunes Foghorn Classics Amazon

  • Recording for Robert Greenberg’s new OraTV Show!

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