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      Brentano Quartet (USA) in College Park

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      November 1, 2019

      Friday   8:00 PM

      University of Maryland College Park
      College Park, Maryland 20742

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      Brentano Quartet (USA)

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      Artist Partner Programs
      Visiting Artist Series

      Gildenhorn Recital Hall

      Reserved Seating

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      Learn more about Brentano Quartet

      The Brentano String Quartet plays everything a great string quartet is “supposed” to play—since forming at Julliard in 1992, Brentano has recorded and played Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and, of course, Haydn, the father of the string quartet. Named for the supposed “Immortal Beloved” of a mysterious Beethoven love letter, Brentano has won prestigious awards including the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. Called “brilliant, virtuosic, and still mellow” by Los Angeles Times, these dynamos treat masterpieces with reverence and enthusiasm, rendering performances with equal passion and precision.

      A crucial note of distinction for Brentano, though, has been a sharp eye for cohesive if counterintuitive programs. The quartet is prone to surprise, often placing the work of relatively unknown composers with the likes of Brahms and Mozart. After more than a decade in residence at Princeton, Brentano Quartet succeeded the storied Tokyo Quartet in residence at Yale University in 2014—another mark of distinction for this consistently engaging quartet.


      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428
      I. Allegro non troppo
      II. Andante con moto
      III. Menuetto & Trio
      IV. Allegro vivace

      Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
      String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
      I. Allegro con brio
      II. Allegretto ma non troppo
      III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
      IV. Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato

      Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
      String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
      I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
      II. Adagio non lento
      III. Intermezzo: Allegro con moto - Allegro di molto
      IV. Presto - Adagio non lento

      Supported in part by Richard and Sarah Bourne

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