Wednesday 9 March 2016

7.45 pm
in the Lindsey Suite, University of Hull

Free pre-concert talk at 6.30 pm by Professor Christopher R Wilson
(see below)

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Brentano String Quartet

Serena Canin, Mark Steinberg violins, ; Misha Amory viola,
Nina Lee cello

Haydn Quartet in F sharp minor op 50 no 4
Britten Quartet no 3
Shostakovich Quartet no 14

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has been singled out for its technical brilliance, musical insight and stylistic elegance. Within a year the Brentano String Quartet had claimed the distinction of being named for three major awards. The Quartet performs extensively, both in North America where all its members reside, as well as on stages in Europe, Japan and Australia and Europe, including major international festivals such as Edinburgh, Bath and the Mozartwoche in Salzburg.

The Quartet is named after Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s ‘Immortal Beloved’, the intended recipient of his famous love confession.

Film show: A Late Quartet
In 2012 the Brentano String Quartet played music by Beethoven for the soundtrack of the film A Late Quartet. We are showing this film at a special event a week before this concert. Follow this link for details.

The glittering clarity of the Brentano’s sound was intoxicating…A revelatory performance.
The Strad

The Brentano could not have offered a more convincing interpretation…Rewarding in every way.
The Washington Post

The Brentano String Quartet is something special…Their music-making is private, delicate and fresh, but by its very intimacy and importance it seizes attention. As usual with this ensemble, the performances were full of life…They seem to be listening to the same heartbeat.
The New York Times


Pre-concert talk at 6.30 pm

Professor Christopher R Wilson:
Britten's last quartet: an unresolved question

Entry is free to all ticket holders.