As part of its Fragments: Connecting Past and Present series, the Brentano String Quartet performs Bartók's String Quartet No. 1 at Carnegie Hall on March 21.
Here, in our season-long A Golden Age of Music series, Carnegie Hall's Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen introduces the piece that reveals the young composer's indebtedness to Strauss, Debussy, Wagner, and Beethoven, while displaying the simplicity he derived from his study of Hungarian folk music.
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