Carnegie Hall Presents

Quartets Plus

Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” and Haydn’s “Joke” are just two of the many quartets on this classic series that features quintessential quartet repertoire, fresh new takes on traditional works, and exciting contemporary compositions for strings—all performed by stellar string ensembles in the intimate Weill Recital Hall.

Endellion String Quartet

Parker Quartet

Hugo Wolf Quartet

Cancelled: Pamela Frank
Nobuko Imai
Clemens Hagen

Heath Quartet

Endellion String Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, November 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Endellion String Quartet
·· Andrew Watkinson, Violin
·· Ralph de Souza, Violin
·· Garfield Jackson, Viola
·· David Waterman, Cello

Program

BRITTEN Three Divertimenti
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25
SCHUBERT String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"
Known for “playing which set[s] the audience ablaze” (The Daily Telegraph), the Endellion String Quartet celebrates the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten by performing one of the composer’s enchanting string quartets and Three Divertimenti. Also on the program is one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire—Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet, relaying the urgency of the mythic process of death and resurrection.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Schubert's String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden" (Allegro)

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Endellion String Quartet
Warner Classics

Parker Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, January 31, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Parker Quartet
·· Daniel Chong, Violin
·· Ying Xue, Violin
·· Jessica Bodner, Viola
·· Kee-Hyun Kim, Cello

Program

MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
THOMAS ADÈS Arcadiana for String Quartet, Op. 12
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117

Encore:SCHULHOFF Allegro giocoso alla slovacca from String Quartet No. 1
Hailed by The New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award–winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The quartet returns to Carnegie Hall with a program that pairs a classic work by Mendelssohn with two stunning works from the 20th century by Thomas Adès and Shostakovich.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117 (Allegro)

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Éder Quartet
Naxos

Hugo Wolf Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, March 14, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Hugo Wolf Quartet
·· Sebastian Gürtler, Violin
·· Régis Bringolf, Violin
·· Thomas Selditz, Viola
·· Florian Berner, Cello

Program

HAYDN String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, "Joke"
BERG Lyric Suite
SCHUBERT String Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Vienna's Hugo Wolf Quartet has been a fixture on the international chamber music scene, fascinating audiences around the globe with its “bold and gripping performance[s]” (The Washington Post) of the standard and not-so-standard repertoire. The intrepid ensemble performs playful, jovial works by Haydn and Schubert, plus Berg’s tome to the urgent passions and melancholy regrets of an extramarital affair.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Schubert's String Quartet in G Major, D. 887 (Allegro assai)

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Hugo Wolf Quartet
VMS

Cancelled: Pamela Frank
Nobuko Imai
Clemens Hagen

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Pamela Frank, Violin
Nobuko Imai, Viola
Clemens Hagen, Cello

Program

BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky)
This performance by violinist Pamela Frank, violist Nobuko Imai, and cellist Clemens Hagen has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Due to an unforeseen medical situation, Mr. Hagen is unable to take part in the trio’s upcoming tour, including this concert at Carnegie Hall.

Patrons who purchased tickets for this performance will receive an automatic refund. Ticketholders with any questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Listen

Bach's Goldberg Variations (Variation 1)

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Julian Rachlin, Violin | Nobuko Imai, Viola | Mischa Maisky, Cello
Deutsche Grammophon

Heath Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Heath Quartet
·· Oliver Heath, Violin
·· Cerys Jones, Violin
·· Gary Pomeroy, Viola
·· Christopher Murray, Cello

Program

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 2
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?"
Known for its “passionate performances that combine technical accomplishment with interpretative flair” (The Strad), the Heath Quartet comes to Carnegie Hall with a program of quintessential chamber works that include Beethoven’s classic String Quartet No. 6, Mendelssohn’s richly romantic "Ist es wahr" String Quartet, and Bartók’s chilling Second Quartet, which paints a devastating landscape of the sadness and loss found as a result of the horrors of war.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?" (Adagio, allegro vivace)

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Juilliard String Quartet
Sony