Dan Welcher

Dan Welcher : Dan Welcher (String Quartet No. 3 'Cassatt')

American composer Dan Welcher gives the music lover a real treat with his third string quartet. Each of its three movements portrays a painting from different stages in the life of artist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). At the beginning of each movement, you will also hear a theme (Mary's theme) in the form of a scale based on the artist's name.

The three movements are as follows:

Introduction: 'The Bacchante' (1876)
'At the Opera' (1878) - 6:13
'Young Woman in Green, Outdoors in the Sun' (1909) - 14:32

Performed by the Cassatt Quartet (bearing the same name as the subject of this piece)

Two other Welcher quartets are included on the album: http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559384

For more on the composer, visit his website: http://www.danwelcher.com/