Brentano String Quartet

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:30PM
Morse Recital Hall

Brentano String Quartet

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The Brentano String Quartet, YSM's outstanding ensemble-in-residence, presents "Lamentations."

"There exists an old tradition of professional lamenters, who, as a service to those who grieve, digest and transfigure that grief in giving it voice," Brentano violinist Mark Steinberg explains. "What greater faith in art can be imagined? This program of lamentations celebrates that art of cathartic expression in songs of lamentation from Purcell through Bartok and Carter, evincing strength and vulnerability in equal measure, through the intimacy and immediacy of the string quartet."

Haydn: "Eli, Eli” from the Seven Last Words of Christ for String Quartet Op. 51, Hob.XX 1/b
Shostakovich: Elegy for String Quartet, from Katrina’s Aria, Act. III of Lady Macbeth of Mtensk (1931)
Gesualdo: Madrigals (Book V), "Mercé grido piangendo" [arr. Mark Steinberg]
Gesuadlo: Madrigals (Book VI), "Moro, lasso, al mio duolo" [arr. Bruce Adolphe]
Haydn: “Consumatum Est” from the Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51, Hob.XX 1/b
Elliot Carter: Elegy for String Quartet (1943)
Guillaume Lekeu: Molto Adagio sempre cantante e doloroso (Mon âme est triste jusqu'à la mort) (1887)
Bartók: Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67

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