Berlin Staatskapelle String Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in B-flat major K. 589
String Quartet in E minor
String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11
Following their cyclical performances of works by Schubert and Brahms in previous years, the four principals of the Staatskapelle Berlin take on two rare excursions of Italian opera composers into the realm of chamber music: in this first of their two programs this season, Puccini’s melancholy Crisantemi and Verdi’s dramatic string quartet meet works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.