Brentano Quartet

Wednesday, March 01, 2023 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Dvořák “turned the musical establishment upside down,” notes Brentano violist Serena Canin, when he proclaimed that “in the Negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music… There is nothing in the whole range of composition that cannot be supplied with themes from this source.” The magnificent Brentano Quartet brings this credo to life in a program that explores Dvořák and his American legacy. 

Dvořák and the American Identity
Deep River (spiritual)
Dvořák: Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105
Dvořák: Lento from Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, American
Still: The Quiet One from the Lyric Quartet
Ives: Prelude: Allegro from Quartet No. 1, From the Salvation Army
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Mackey: I’ve Grown So Ugly
Go Down Moses-Swing Low Sweet Chariot (spiritual)