Performance Friday, November 10, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Modigliani Quartet

Weill Recital Hall
Quartets by two composers not primarily known for chamber music bookend a restless work by Brahms. Puccini composed his emotionally intense Crisantemi as an elegy for a nobleman and used it later in his opera Manon Lescaut. The challenging first violin part of Saint-Saëns’s String Quartet in E Minor was written for virtuoso violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, but it is also memorable for its eloquent slow movement and scherzo with lively variations on a Breton folk song. The edgy quality of Brahms’s String Quartet No. 1 is balanced by sublime lyricism and dramatic fire in its finale.

Part of Salon Encores.


  • Modigliani Quartet
    ·· Amaury Coeytaux, Violin
    ·· Loïc Rio, Violin
    ·· Laurent Marfaing, Viola
    ·· François Kieffer, Cello


  • PUCCINI Crisantemi
  • BRAHMS String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor
  • SAINT-SAËNS String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor
This performance is part of Quartets Plus.

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