Joseph Genualdi, violin

in Collaboration with Richard Wilson, piano and composer

Four Solitudes for Violin Alone in the time of COVID 

July, 2023

String Quartets

String Quartet No. 3 (1983), performed here by the Muir Quartet, was commissioned by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation.  In three movements, it is dedicated to the then members of The Muir String Quartet (Joseph Genualdi, Bayla Keyes, Steven Ansell and Michael Reynolds) and Leon Botstein.  The Muir gave the first performance at Yale University on April 26, 1983. The Delmé Quartet gave the London premiere in Wigmore Hall on July 9, 1984 and subsequently recorded the work for the BBC. 

String Quartet No. 4  (1998, 2000), performed by The Chicago Quartet, composed largely at the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, was commissioned by the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Chicago Chamber Musicians for The Chicago String Quartet, who premiered the work in its original four-movement form on January 17, 1998 at the 92nd Street Y, New York City.  A fifth movement entitled “Gently”, added in 2000, comes between the original  first two.  The movement entitled “Sadly” was composed in memory of Bette Snapp, a friend of the composer and his wife. Joseph Genualdi, violin; Jasmine Lin, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola, Christopher Costanza, cello.