Katherine Hoover: String Quartet Nos. 1 & 2 and Trio
Colorado Quartet, Rogeri Trio
“Katherine Hoover is an extraordinary composer. She has a wide and fascinating vocabulary which she uses with enormous skill. Her music is fresh and individual. It is dazzlingly crafted, and will reach an audience as it provides interest to the professional musician. I do not know why her works are not yet being played by the major institutions of this country, but I am sure that she will attain the status she deserves in time. She is just too good not to be recognized, and I predict that her time will come soon.” John Corigliano
Parnassus Records presents with great pride its third CD release of music of Katherine Hoover. Her String Quartets are recent works. The First Quartet was inspired by Native American music and includes a quote from a Hopi lullaby. The Second Quartet, subtitled “The Knot,” deals with the untangling of musical knots. Both Quartets were written for, and premiered by, what Hoover calls “the fabulous Colorado Quartet.” The Trio, composed in 1978, was dedicated to the memory of a friend. It was recorded that year for the Leonarda label, and here receives its first CD issue.
Hoover: String Quartet No. 1
Hoover: String Quartet No. 2