Performance Friday, November 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
A fascinating variety of quartet styles from Central and Eastern Europe are featured. Commissioned by Vienna’s Hellmesberger Quartet, Dvořák set aside his Czech nationalism in his String Quartet in C Major, a work looking back to the quartets of the Viennese school. Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 4 opens in pastoral calm, but grows more intense as it explores Jewish themes—a potentially lethal path in the time of Stalin’s Jewish purges. Szymanowski’s String Quartet No. 2, with its wide spectrum of color and expression, is one of the Polish master’s finest works.

Part of Salon Encores.


  • Apollon Musagète Quartet
    ·· Pawel Zalejski, Violin
    ·· Bartosz Zachlod, Violin
    ·· Piotr Szumiel, Viola
    ·· Piotr Skweres, Cello


  • DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61
  • SZYMANOWSKI String Quartet No. 2
  • SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 4 in D Major


Brahms's Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51 (Allegro non assai)
Apollon Musagáte Quartet;

This performance is part of Quartets Plus.

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