Miró Quartet launches month-long free download of new CD

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Throughout September, Austin’s Miró Quartet is offering a free download of their latest release, Transcendence, a recording of Franz Schubert’s masterwork String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887.

Go the ensemble’s website to download: miroquartet.com

Also online is the documentary of Miró Quartet’s recording of Schubert’s composition, including behind-the-scenes features and interviews. Directed by John Forsen, the documentary was filmed at Benaroya Hall in Seattle using five cameras to capture the intimate performance.

Miro Quartet

Miro Quartet

The Miró — the string quartet-in-residence at the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music since 2003 — is offering the free download in celebration of  its 20-year anniversary.

They’ll also launched a 1:1 purchase-to-donate download model. Fans can donate $10 for “Transcendence” and then choose a music educator or program to receive that recording as well as the entire Miró  catalog for free.

And, the Miró has launched a social media contest to elicit videos from school music programs for a chance to win a free master class from the internationally recognized quartet. School music programs can submit — via the Miró’s Facebook page or Twitter account (@miroquartet) — a 30-second video that creatively shows what “transcendence” means to them.

Read our recent story about the entirety of the Miró’s free download offer https://shar.es/1v4wtY

 


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