Johannes Quartet

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

“The Johannes is all I could ever dream of in a string quartet,” says no less of an authority than Arnold Steinhardt, first violinist of the legendary Guarneri Quartet. The group of four esteemed artist has become a Philadelphia favorite in over 15 years of inspired music-making together. For their annual appearance with the Society the group explores the musical connection between the high classical of the 18th century and dissonant 20th century modernism, pairing middle period masterpieces of Mozart and Beethoven with Salonen’s animated Homunculus quartet.

Salonen: Homunculus for Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Beethoven: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2