Last week, I blogged about writing two pieces for a commission from the Cassatt Quartet, and asking them to choose which one they would play.

Now I have my answer.

“Well,” writes second violinist Jennifer Leshnower, “We are split down the middle….typical Quartet!”

Since two of them prefer Brio and two of them prefer Blossom, they’ve put the question right back to me: they want me to choose which piece I like best. I suppose that’s the way it should be. But how do I choose which one I like better? I’d be damning the other one to likely disembowelment, which is hardly a pleasant thought.

Odd, though: I wouldn’t give it a second thought if they had made the decision – it’s just having to decide myself that feels uncomfortable.

So naturally I’ve asked them if they would consider playing both.

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