Composer Loretta Notareschi remembers early motherhood as one of the hardest moments of her life. She felt completely in love with her infant daughter but she also grappled with a frightening postpartum mood disorder.
She decided to use music to tell her story, and start a conversation with others going through the same thing.
Hear Loretta’s piece, “String Quartet OCD,” performed by the Playground Ensemble String Quartet in the CPR Performance Studio -- and the story behind the composition -- in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
What to listen to next? Check out these links:
- Watch the Playground Ensemble String Quartet perform the third movement of "String Quartet OCD" in the CPR Performance Studio
- View Loretta's TEDxMileHigh talk about her experience and the composition of the piece
- Watch a performance of Loretta's piece "Bordoncello" for cello and live electronics