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Berlin Staatskapelle String Quartet

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Sarah Aristidou

Soprano

Program

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet in C major Hob. III:77 "Emperor"

Johannes Brahms

Five Ophelia Songs WoO 22

Arrangement for Soprano and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann

Brett Dean

String Quartet No. 2 with Soprano "And once I played Ophelia"

Bedrich Smetana

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor "From My Life"

Approximate running time: 1h 30m with one intermission

The mysterious character of Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet is at the center of the program presented by the Berlin Staatskapelle String Quartet and soprano Sarah Aristidou: Aribert Reimann’s adaptation of Brahms’s Ophelia Songs is juxtaposed with the Second String Quartet “And once I played Ophelia” by Australian composer Brett Dean, written in 2013 as a study for his opera Hamlet. Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet and Smetana’s autobiographical From My Life bookend the program.

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