Strum, a string quintet by acclaimed New York composer Jessie Montgomery, is an expansive work that draws upon American folk melodies and the spirit of dance and movement. It's paired with the sparkling Septet in E-Flat Major, one of Beethoven's most popular works during his lifetime.
MONTGOMERY Strum for String Quintet
BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
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