This Pick of the Week features the 2017 Stradivari Anniversary concert with Dover strings quartet. For more than 80 years, the Library of Congress has celebrated the extraordinary craftsmanship of Antonio Stradivari with an annual concert highlighting our “Strads,” the gift of Gertrude Clarke Whittall. These glorious instruments have been used in Library concerts by a long roster of memorable players, documented in our extensive concert recording archives. In the video above, see the Dover String Quartet performing Alexander Zemlinsky’s epic String Quartet no. 2, op. 15 at the Library’s annual Stradivari anniversary concert in 2017.
[05:50] Alexander Zemlinsky: String Quartet No. 2 op. 15
Kazem Abdullah of the Library's Music Division curates an overview and retrospective of the Library's annual Stradivari concert with archival radio recordings, photographs, programs, manuscripts, sketches, and other related materials held by the Library of Congress.