[...] STREICHQUARTETT DER STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN - Pierre Boulez Saal

Artists

Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin

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Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet in B major K. 589

Giuseppe Verdi

String Quartet in E minor

Giacomo Puccini

Crisantemi

Pjotr Tchaikovsky

String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11

Approximate running time: 2h 15m with one intermission

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.