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To the Fourth Power: Quartets of Brahms and Fauré  Chamber Music Series

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Conductors
& Performers

Yun Chu

First Violin

Helen Kim

Second Violin

Polina Sedukh

Second Violin

Amos Yang

Cello

Dan Carlson

Second Violin

Jerome Simas

Clarinet

Rob Weir

Bassoon

program

Nonet in F major, Opus 31

Spohr

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Opus 51, no. 2

Brahms

Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Opus 15

Fauré

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 5:00PM

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Event Description

A nonet, a string quartet, and a piano quartet encompass a powerful program of chamber works for large ensembles. Lyricism and drama abound in Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, a rhythmically compact dynamo that charges ahead in high-spirited dance, occasionally pausing to flirt in operatic fashion. Fauré’s achingly romantic Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor is a musical affair of the heart. Written during the period following his broken engagement to his fiancée, its shimmering melodies are intertwined with tumultuous depth. At the work’s emotional core—the profound Adagio—is a revelation of his grief.