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La Música de México presents The String Quartets of Julián Carrillo

  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th Street Northwest Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

As part of our series, La Música de México, we present  The String Quartets of Julián Carrillo, a lecture and recital by Momenta Quartet and Musicologist Dr. Alejandro L. Madrid.

Known for his so-called Sonido 13, one of the earliest theorizations about microtones in the Western art music tradition, Mexican composer and music theorist Julián Carrillo (1875-1965) composed thirteen string quartets between 1903 and 1964. Notwithstanding its being a unique collection of major works for string quartet by one of Latin America’s foremost composers, this repertory has received little attention from performers and musicologists. 

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