Carnegie Hall Presents

Brentano String Quartet

"The Brentano String Quartet … is something special,” wrote Paul Griffiths in the New York Times. “Their music making is private, delicate and fresh, but by its very intimacy and importance it seizes attention."

High praise, and well deserved: for almost 20 years, they’ve been pushing boundaries with such high-concept repertoire as Fragments, which pairs newly commissioned music with unfinished works from throughout music history.

Series Events

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Brentano String Quartet
    ·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
    ·· Serena Canin, Violin
    ·· Misha Amory, Viola
    ·· Nina Lee, Cello

Program

    Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Part I
  • CHARLES WUORINEN Marian Tropes (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • SCHUBERT "Quartettsatz" in C Minor, D. 703
  • BRUCE ADOLPHE Fra(nz)g-mentation (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BACH Contrapunctus XIII from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
  • SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Reflections on the Theme of B-A-C-H (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 (Animé et très décidé)
Quartetto Italiano
Philips
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet
Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Part II
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Brentano String Quartet
    ·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
    ·· Serena Canin, Violin
    ·· Misha Amory, Viola
    ·· Nina Lee, Cello

Program

    Fragments: Connecting Past and Present Part II
  • HAYDN String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 103
  • JOHN HARBISON Finale, Presto (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Allegretto (ca. 1960–1964)
  • STEPHEN HARTKE From the Fifth Book (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • MOZART String Quartet Fragment in E Minor, K. 417d
  • VIJAY IYER Mozart Effects (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BARTÓK String Quartet No. 1
Mozart String Quartet in A Major (Allegro non troppo)
Brentano String Quartet
Aeon
Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Brentano String Quartet
    ·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
    ·· Serena Canin, Violin
    ·· Misha Amory, Viola
    ·· Nina Lee, Cello

Program

  • BUSONI String Quartet No. 2
  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Große Fuge, Op. 133
Mozart String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 (Menuet)
Brentano String Quartet
Aeon

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