BASSOON, STRING QUARTET
recorded by Jeff Keesecker, bassoon, with the Cassatt String Quartet
In Classical mythology, the furies and muses had clearly
distinguished roles: the furies exacted revenge through ingenious
torments, the muses were shepherdesses to the arts and sciences.
In pre-Classical times, however, this distinction was not so
clear. The earliest sources indicate that the furies and muses
were both aspects of the same goddess in her creative and destructive
Furies and Muses is a musical juxtaposition of violence
and elegance: throughout the piece, aggressive gestures are
suddenly transformed into phrases of great delicacy, and vice
versa. In many cases, the affect of the music is the only thing
that is changed, i.e., the gestures retain all of their structural
characteristics, but with completely different expressive results.
$44.50 set of parts
$59 score and set