Saturday 26 March 2022 7:30PM

Wihan Quartet

Brahms, Puccini and Verdi


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  • Wihan Quartet
  • Leoš Čepický violin
  • Jan Schulmeister violin
  • Jakub Čepický viola
  • Michal Kaňka cello

In the first of a pair of concerts, the ensemble focuses on works by two Italian composers best known for their operas. In Italy, the chrysanthemum is associated with funerals – hence the title of a short piece dedicated to the memory of the Duke of Aosta, written in response to his death in 1890; the composer later recycled some of the material in his 1893 opera Manon Lescaut. Verdi wrote his larger quartet in 1873 to pass the time before a delayed production of Aida.

  • In Memory of Pamela Majaro
  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
      • Crisantemi
  • Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
      • String Quartet in E minor
  • Interval
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
      • String Quartet in A minor Op. 51 No. 2

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