Tuesday 16 November 2021 7:30PM

Brentano String Quartet

Bruce Adolphe, Haydn, Schubert and Steven Mackey


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  • Brentano String Quartet
  • Serena Canin violin
  • Mark Steinberg violin
  • Misha Amory viola
  • Nina Maria Lee cello

The second Brentano programme brings together classic works with contemporary music. Both of the modern works are products of a commission from the quartet in its Bach Perspectives project, which took The Art of Fugue as a point of origin. Well-known figures in American musical life, Bruce Adolphe and Steven Mackey each made a personal response to particular elements of the celebrated contrapuntal masterpiece.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
      • String Quartet in D Op. 71 No. 2
  • Bruce Adolphe (b.1955)
      • ContraDiction - a reaction to Bach’s Art of the Fugue, Contrapunctus No. 2
  • Steven Mackey (b.1956)
      • 'Lude
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
      • String Quartet in G D887

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