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The Art Of The String Quartet With Jannina Norpoth

Violinist Jannina Norpoth
Lelanie Foster
Violinist Jannina Norpoth

You may think you know what string quartets sound like, but prepare to be surprised! Hosts Laurel and Sascha welcome violinist Jannina Norpoth as the guest on this week's episode of Sound Currents, featuring the string quartet in a way you've never heard before.

This week on the show, we explore the art of the string quartet - like you’ve never heard before. There’s jazz influences, reinventing old traditions, and even the repetitive sounds of carpet weaving.

This week's guest is violinist Jannina Norpoth, who is a member of the NYC-based ensemble, PUBLIQuartet.

Be sure to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll down below!

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Jannina Norpoth, violinist

by Jessie Montgomery
Catalyst Quartet

Get Into the Now
by Jessica Meyer

Tara Pood
by Sahba Aminikia
Kronos Quartet

Aeroelasticity: Harmonies of Impermanence - I. Backlash
by David Balakrishnan
Turtle Island String Quartet

Old Reinlender from Sonndala
Trad. arr. by The Danish String Quartet
Danish String Quartet

Did any pieces we included this week stand out to you?
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Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Laurel Parks is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
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