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Quartetto di Cremona

Friday, April 23, 2021 7:30 PM Weill Recital Hall
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Quartetto di Cremona by Nikolaj Lund
Hear how great operatic composers could also write beautiful string quartets. Puccini’s emotionally powerful Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) was conceived as an elegy for a nobleman and repurposed for his opera Manon Lescaut. Verdi claimed he wrote his quartet as a “mere amusement,” but it’s a polished work of a mature genius infused with lyricism and inspired by past masters, especially Bach and Beethoven in its fugal finale.

Part of: Quartets Plus


Quartetto di Cremona
·· Cristiano Gualco, Violin
·· Paolo Andreoli, Violin
·· Simone Gramaglia, Viola
·· Giovanni Scaglione, Cello


PUCCINI Crisantemi

VERDI String Quartet in E Minor

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, "Razumovsky"

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This concert is generously supported by the E. Nakamichi Foundation.

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