Juilliard Quartet
Samuel Rhodes, viola
Marcy Rosen, cello

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard Quartet has made manifest the credo of founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.” The Juilliard’s February appearance with PCMS is a testament to these long-held principles, with works by Brahms and Schubert bookending Elliott Carter’s first string quartet, a piece that, in Carter’s telling, “was written in the undisturbed quiet of the Arizona desert, and, like the desert horizons I saw daily while it was being written, it presents a continuous unfolding and changing of expressive characters–one woven into the other or emerging from it–on a large scale.”

Schubert: String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, Quartettsatz
Carter: Quartet No. 1
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36