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Doric String Quartet

Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:30 PM Weill Recital Hall
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Doric String Quartet by George Garnier
You may laugh out loud at Haydn’s “Joke” Quartet—Clara Schumann did when she heard it—and be dazzled by the “sweet, finely blended tone” (The Washington Post) of the Doric String Quartet. Haydn’s whimsical touches include an Austrian peasant dance—featuring an awkward country fiddler—and a finale that keeps you guessing about when it actually ends. There is nothing whimsical about Schubert’s grandly scaled final quartet: It’s a masterpiece of elegiac power and harmonic daring.

Part of: Quartets Plus


Doric String Quartet
·· Alex Redington, Violin
·· Jonathan Stone, Violin
·· Hélène Clément, Viola
·· John Myerscough, Cello


HAYDN String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, "Joke"

BRETT DEAN String Quartet No. 3, "Hidden Agendas" (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

SCHUBERT String Quartet in G Major, D. 887

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