John Harbison: String Quartets no. 1 and 2; "November 19, 1828"

Harmonia Mundi France HMU 907057 (out of print; Quartets 1 and 2 reissued on Centaur disc "John Harbison: The First Four String Quartets")

"The Lydian Quartet has recorded the first two string quartets by John Harbison and, with pianist Yehudi Wyner, Harbison's mesmerizing memorial to Schubert, November 18, 1828. The music and the performances are masterly; this is the new-music record I have played more often than any standard-repertory disc during the last year." Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

"These three pieces, played with tenacity and charm by the Lydian String Quartet, provide as reliable a sense of Harbison's music as any." Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

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