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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Artemis Quartet

Sunday, April 17, 2016 3 PM Zankel Hall
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Haydn provided the inspiration for Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major, the first of six he dedicated to his mentor and friend. Tolstoy’s dark tragedy The Kreutzer Sonata was the inspiration for Janáček’s quartet, a visceral work with unforgettable power and lyricism. Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor is a richly sonorous work with forward-looking harmonies and rich color. There are also allusions to the folk music the composer loved, especially the earthy Intermezzo with its suggestions of the traditional Norwegian hardanger fiddle.

Performers

Artemis Quartet
·· Vineta Sareika, Violin
·· Anthea Kreston, Violin
·· Gregor Sigl, Viola
·· Eckart Runge, Cello

Program

MOZART String Quartet in G Major, K. 387

JANÁČEK String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"

GRIEG String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27


Encore:

WOLF Italian Serenade

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