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Ruth Crawford Seeger

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Ruth Crawford Seeger

Ruth Crawford Seeger has been played on NTS in shows including guests, featured first on 15 January 2016. Songs played include String Quartet No.2, String Quartet (1931) and Music For Small Orchestra.

Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901 - 1953), born Ruth Porter Crawford, was a modernist composer. In the twenties and early thirties, Crawford Seeger wrote atonal works influenced by Alexander Scriabin. These works favored dissonance and post-tonal harmonies; they also utilized irregular rhythms and meters.

Her technique may have been influenced by the music of Schoenberg, although they met only briefly during her studies in Germany. She was encouraged and guided by her teacher-then-husband Charles…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
String Quartet No.2
Fine Arts Quartet, John Downey, Ben Johnston, Ruth Crawford - Seeger
Gasparo1980
String Quartet No.2
Fine Arts Quartet, John Downey, Ben Johnston, Ruth Crawford - SeegerGasparo1980
Discogs
String Quartet (1931)
JACK Quartet, Rodericus, Carter, Crawford Seeger, Haas
Bmn Audiophil2015
String Quartet (1931)
JACK Quartet, Rodericus, Carter, Crawford Seeger, HaasBmn Audiophil2015
Discogs
Music For Small Orchestra
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Oliver Knussen, Lucy Shelton, Reinbert de Leeuw, New London Chamber Choir, James Wood, Schönberg Ensemble
Deutsche Grammophon1997
Music For Small Orchestra
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Oliver Knussen, Lucy Shelton, Reinbert de Leeuw, New London Chamber Choir, James Wood, Schönberg EnsembleDeutsche Grammophon1997
Discogs