Carnegie Hall Presents

Quartets Plus

Haydn's "Emperor," Dvořák's "American," and Beethoven's "Razumovsky" quartets are all part of this classic series that features outstanding string ensembles. After each concert, stay for a Salon Encores reception and get together with people who love music as much as you do.

Philharmonia Quartett Berlin

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Miró Quartet

Škampa Quartet

Philharmonia Quartett Berlin

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Philharmonia Quartett Berlin
·· Daniel Stabrawa, Violin
·· Christian Stadelmann, Violin
·· Neithard Resa, Viola
·· Dietmar Schwalke, Cello

Program

MOZART String Quartet in D Major, K. 499, "Hoffmeister"
LUTOSLAWSKI String Quartet
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp"

Encore:MOZART Menuetto from Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, "Hunt"
In 1984, four principal string players of the Berliner Philharmoniker came together to form a new quartet. Since then, the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin has been burnishing a reputation as one of the best quartets in the world. Whether playing classic string quartets by Mozart and Beethoven, or Lutosławski's foray into the genre, this outstanding ensemble is truly memorable.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Brahms's String Quartet No.2 In A Minor, Op.51, No.2, II. Andante Moderato


Juilliard String Quartet
Sony Classical

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

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

Program

HAYDN String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor"
SZYMANOWSKI String Quartet No. 1, Op. 37
SUK Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn, "St. Wenceslas," Op. 35a
JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
Founded in Vienna in 2006 by four talented Polish musicians, the Apollon Musagete Quartet prides itself on its open-minded, collaborative style. At Carnegie Hall, it performs a program that includes Haydn’s jubilant “Emperor” Quartet and music by Janáček.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Szymanowski's String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 37, I. Lento assai - Allegro moderato


Apollon Musagète Quartet
Oehms Classics

Miró Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, February 15, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Miró Quartet
·· Daniel Ching, Violin
·· William Fedkenheuer, Violin
·· John Largess, Viola
·· Joshua Gindele, Cello

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Razumovsky"
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, "Razumovsky"
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, "Razumovsky"
When Count Razumovsky, the Russian ambassador in Vienna, commissioned Beethoven to write a set of quartets, he asked for music that evoked his homeland with folk-song melodies. What he got instead were three pieces of such compositional bravura and epic scope that they elevated the genre and changed music history. A group that plays with “explosive vigor and technical finesse” (The New York Times), the Miró Quartet is an apt match for these epochal works.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Beethoven's String Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59, No.3, "Rasumovsky," Allegro molto


Quartetto Italiano
Decca

Škampa Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Škampa Quartet
·· Helena Jiríkovská, Violin
·· Daniela Soucková, Violin
·· Radim Sedmidubský, Viola
·· Petr Šporcl, Cello

Program

MOZART String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589, "Prussian"
PAVEL FISCHER String Quartet No. 3, "Mad Piper" (NY Premiere)
DVORÁK String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, "American"

Encore:PAVEL FISCHER Movement V (Allegro) from String Quartet No. 1, "Morava"
“The beauty of their playing,” says London’s Independent of the Škampa Quartet, “stems from deep musical intelligence.” With a profound understanding of Czech folklore, this group has made a specialty of music by composers from its native country. On this program, the quartet performs works by Czech composers from different eras: 19th-century master Antonín Dvořák and Pavel Fischer, a former Škampa violinist.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Dvořák's String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, "American," Allegro ma non troppo


Škampa Quartet
Supraphon