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Sunday, October 16, 3 pm

Brentano String Quartet


The Brentano String Quartet performs fragmentary compositions by great composers of the past, accompanied by responses to each by many of the leading composers of our day. The Quartet, described by the Los Angeles Times as “brilliant, virtuosic, and … perfectly meshed in sound” returns to Rockport for this landmark musical event.


Fragment by Dufay
Response by Charles Wuorinen

Bach’s last contrapunctus of Art of Fugue
Response by Sofia Gubaidulina

Haydn’s String Quartet in D-minor, Op. 103 (2 movements)
Response by John Harbison

String Quartet fragment by Mozart
Response by Vijay Iyer

Schubert Quartettsatz in C-minor (D 703), and fragment of Andante movement
Response by Bruce Adolphe

Shostakovich Quartet movement (from around the time of the 9th quartet)
Response by Stephen Hartke


Check out Jeremy Eichler’s interview with members of the Brentano String Quartet in the Fall Arts Preview section of the Boston Globe on September 11, 2011.

Find out more by reading the program notes.


Ticket Prices: $19, $28, $34


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