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Artist Spotlight | Camden Shaw


In celebration of Cedille’s upcoming album release, the Dover Quartet’s Beethoven Complete String Quartets box set, we are proud to feature the Dover’s Camden Shaw in our Artist Spotlight series, where Chicago’s classical artists discuss the music important to them.

From Camden:

Two years ago in Goshen Indiana, the last notes of Opus 131 rang out heavily from the Dover Quartet and marked the end of a three-year endeavor: recording the full Beethoven quartet cycle.  It remains difficult to describe the enormity of this project for us; the sheer effort- the weight of responsibility, the lightness of aspiration- all driving us toward the most thorough and meaningful interpretations we could achieve.  Beethoven’s presence was so potent, so omnipresent in our lives that the morning after the last recording session I felt the distinct sadness of knowing a salient period of my life had come to an end.  Thankfully, our friendship with this music will remain forever- and these recordings also, as a tribute to that period of our lives, and to the astounding, evergreen dreams of a long-departed soul.

Beethoven Complete String Quartets box set is available for pre-order. To learn more about the project and purchase, click below.


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