Brentano Quartet

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

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for the Perelman Theater. Tickets to the original venue will gain you entrance to this concert.

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 live-streamed concert via the video player below.

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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

Brentano Quartet: Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 64, No 2, 3rd Movement
Brentano String Quartet Plays Beethoven Op. 133, Grosse Fuge