Carnegie Hall Presents

Quartets Plus

The string quartet has a rich history dating back to 18th-century royal courts, running through the Romantic era, and on to today. Quartets Plus puts you in the midst of this tradition: Mozart and Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schoenberg are all here. Stay after the concert for a Salon Encores reception, and get together with people who love music as much as you do.

Cuarteto Casals

Borromeo String Quartet

Elias String Quartet

Pavel Haas Quartet

Cuarteto Casals

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, October 28, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Cuarteto Casals
·· Vera Martínez Mehner, Violin
·· Cibrán Sierra Vázquez, Violin
·· Jonathan Brown, Viola
·· Arnau Tomàs Realp, Cello

Program

BOCCHERINI String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 32, No. 5
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
SCHUBERT String Quartet in A Minor, D. 804
When the Barcelona-based ensemble Cuarteto Casals made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2007, The New York Times called the performance “one of deep consideration and refinement.” The quartet’s highly anticipated return includes a piece from the group’s critically acclaimed 2011 recording focused on Boccherini, and works by Shostakovich and Schubert.

Listen

Boccherini's String Quartet in G Minor, II. Andantino


Cuarteto Casals
Harmonia Mundi

Borromeo String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, December 2, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Borromeo String Quartet
·· Nicholas Kitchen, Violin
·· Kristopher Tong, Violin
·· Mai Motobuchi, Viola
·· Yeesun Kim, Cello

Program

SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 7
SCHUBERT String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"
“It’s preposterous how good they are,” hails The Boston Phoenix. The Borromeo String Quartet makes a welcome return to Carnegie Hall, playing Schoenberg’s intense First String Quartet and Schubert’s powerfully foreboding String Quartet in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden.”

Listen

Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden") (Allegro)


Juilliard String Quartet
Sony

Elias String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, March 23, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Elias String Quartet
·· Sara Bitlloch, Violin
·· Donald Grant, Violin
·· Martin Saving, Viola
·· Marie Bitlloch, Cello

Program

MOZART String Quartet in A Major, K. 464
JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?"
The members of the Elias String Quartet have “revealed themselves as superb exponents of Mendelssohn’s music” (The Sunday Times, London). In addition to Mendelssohn’s “Ist es wahr?” Quartet, they also perform works by Mozart and Janácek.

Listen

Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (Presto Adagio)


Elias String Quartet
ASV

Pavel Haas Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, April 27, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Pavel Haas Quartet
·· Veronika Jarusková, Violin
·· Eva Karova, Violin
·· Pavel Nikl, Viola
·· Peter Jarusek, Cello

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 108
SMETANA String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, "From My Life"
The Pavel Haas Quartet culminates a vigorous two-week tour of the United States with an evening of works by Russian and Czech masters at Carnegie Hall. The program includes Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life,” which the composer called, “a tone picture of my life, my youthful leanings toward art and the Romantic atmosphere.”

Listen

Prokofiev String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 50, No. 1 (Andante)


Pavel Haas Quartet
Supraphon