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Fred Lerdahl

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street
Fred Lerdahl's music is all about variation: building colorful, complex soundscapes from small melodic ideas. A Guggenheim fellow and composition professor at Columbia, he has had a tremendous impact, not only as a composer but also as an accomplished scholar and theorist. In this program, the Daedalus Quartet gives an authoritative performance of his three acclaimed string quartets, written over a span of three decades from 1978 to 2008, and expressly intended by the composer to be performed as a cycle. The third quartet-a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize-was written especially for Daedalus.