January 25

7:30 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Guide

Duets for Two Violins and Piano

With a distinctly Viennese sound, these extremely melodic miniatures also contain Shostakovich’s typical harmonies, particularly in the final movement Waltz.

String Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata"

Inspired by Tolstoy’s novella, which was itself inspired by Beethoven’s Violin Sonata, this work is programmatic musically telling the story of jealousy and rage found in Tolstoy’s story.

Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 47

One of the favorites of the repertoire, this quartet features beautiful, lush melodies and strong contrasts between the piano and strings, hallmarks of Schumann’s chamber music.

Suggested Performances

Saint-Saëns conquers the Piano Quartet

Although not as famous as Schumann’s masterpiece, Saint-Saëns’ Piano Quartet is just as beautiful, and just as virtuosic. Hear it on Sunday, January 27.

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Schubert's final string quartet

Franz Schubert wrote 15 string quartets. This, his last, is one of him most reflective and beautiful. Hear the Ehnes Quartet perform this late masterpiece on Saturday, January 26.

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Nicolas Kendall and Efe Baltacıgil premiere a duo by Rogerson

Don’t miss the world premiere of Chris Rogerson’s Duo, composed for Nicolas Kendall and Efe Baltacıgil during the free Pre-Concert Recital on Saturday, January 19.

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