Are There Not a Thousand Forms of Sorrow?
LKMP X505020/ HL 369009
String Quintet: 2 Violins, Viola, 2 Cellos
"Are There Not a Thousand Forms of Sorrow?" for string quintet (2 violins, viola and 2 cellos) was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center by a consortium of the following chamber music organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Off the Hook Arts Festival. The title of this quintet is taken from Ethan Canin's novel A Doubter's Almanac: "Are there not a thousand forms of sorrow? Is the sorrow of death the same as the sorrow of knowing the pain in a child's future?"