Brentano Quartet

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

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About This Performance

Acclaimed for “wonderful, selfless music-making” (The Times, London), the magnificent Brentano Quartet returns to the Society for its annual appearance. Excerpts of Mendelssohn’s rarely-heard Four Pieces for Quartet highlight a program that also features Schumann’s and Brahms’s first published forays into quartet writing.

Mendelssohn: Quartet (Sel.), Op. 81
Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: this performance is available for on-demand viewing through January 3.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

This concert is supported by Robert E. Mortensen

The Artist(s)

Brentano Quartet
Brentano Quartet
Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism”; and the Philadelphia Inquirer praises its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture.” Within a few years of its formation,… Read More

Videos

PCMS Pre-Concert Lecture by Michael Klein
Brentano Quartet plays Beethoven Op. 133, Grosse Fuge
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR