LARK QUARTET: Composing America


One might be forgiven for finding the title Composing America a tad ambitious; it begs a number of questions, not the least of which is “just whose America is this”? The music on this varied, imaginative CD answers that question definitively: this is an America of vital, forcefully argued concert music with roots deep in the American vernacular. Each work, to varying degrees, presents the listener with a distinct transformation of the popular and folk musics that have defined America. Promising to deliver “a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance” (The Washington Post), The Lark Quartet continues to delight audiences with its energy, passionate commitment and artistry.

John Adams: 5 Pages from John’s Book of Alleged Dances
Lark Quartet, Yousif Sheronick, percussion

William Bolcom: Billy in the Darbies
Stephen Salters, baritone, Lark Quartet

Aaron Copland: Two Pieces for String Quartet
Lark Quartet

Paul Moravec
Piano Quintet Jeremy Denk, piano, Lark Quartet