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Composer: Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe (b. 1939)

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Year of birth1939
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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LondonIndependence Day: Miniature Solos & Duos

Rouse, Harbison, Mazzoli, Daugherty, Zwilich, Carter, Bernstein

New York CityKalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Zwilich, Mendelssohn, Beethoven
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio; Joseph Kalichstein; Jaime Laredo; Sharon Robinson
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Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio brings warmth to Northwestern’s Winter Chamber Music Festival

Joseph Kalichstein © Joseph Kalichstein
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio presented superb performances of the seminal piano trios of Brahms and Shostakovich, prefaced by a newly commissioned work from Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
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San Diego Symphony triumphs in C major

Richard Goode © Sasha Gusov
San Diego’s Copley Symphony Hall resounded with the noble key of C major via Mozart and Schubert. 
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St Lawrence String Quartet at Music Toronto make Haydn, Britten and Zwilich sing

St Lawrence String Quartet  ©  Marco Borggreve
People want to be in love and to live forever. That is not how things work out. Haydn explores this contradiction in his string quartets. What makes each quartet different is how Haydn resolves musically the way things do work out.
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