PCMS Trivia: Which work has been performed the most times in our 26-year history?

By Erik Petersons on April 26, 2012

After posting this question to Facebook, Twitter and Google+, I thought I'd share the five pieces (all string quartets) that have been played the most times on our Series since PCMS’ inception in 1986.

Racking up a total of 17 performances after the Takács Quartet’s concert this year, Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major took 1st place.

Bartók’s String Quartet No. 3 will pull away from the pack into 2nd place after the Tokyo Quartet performs the work on Sunday, May 6th, chalking up its 16th performance.

Three works tied for 3rd place, each having been performed 15 times.

  • Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
  • Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
  • Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Looking forward to next season, the Modigliani Quartet will open the Emanuel S. Kardon Series with the Ravel Quartet on their program, and the Juilliard Quartet will close their Friday, November 30th program with the Beethoven. Don’t miss these popular works by two of the world’s most sought-after chamber ensembles.