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MOZART String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 “The Hunt”
MOZART String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421
HAYDN String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, HOB III:32
The sound of a world-class string quartet is much like the human voice: no two sound the same, and the personality of the artist shines through in the nuances of their expression. We are thrilled to kick off our 2017-2018 Concert Classics Series with one of the great and unique voices of the string quartet genre, Vienna’s Quatuor Mosaïques, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Renowned for their interpretations of 18th-century classics on gut-stringed instruments, Quatuor Mosaïques have brought the rich, delicate timbre of gut strings to modern audiences on four continents and in countless prestigious chamber music festivals. Their performances of the early Haydn quartets earned them the 2000 Gramophone Award and were heralded as “probing, visionary interpretations” by The Washington Post. This will be our first time hosting a period instrument quartet, and they promise to cast a spell with their core repertoire from the Galant era.
- The Washington Post
“The group’s calling card has always been its probing, visionary interpretations of the early Haydn quartets, and indeed the [Haydn] quartet which opened the concert, was amazing. Here, the delicate gut strings on their period instruments perfectly caught the psychological tension.”
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