July 15, 2019

8:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Overview

String Quartet in E-flat Major

Fanny Mendelssohn’s String Quartet gives us a full view the her talents as a composer. She opens with an atypical slow movement, but ends the piece triumphantly.

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World Premiere, Commissioned by SCMS Commissioning Club

Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 87

Dvořák admitted that the melodies came to him faster than he could write them while working on this Piano Quartet. The whole piece is infused with some of him most beautiful writing.

Suggested Performances

Enescu Piano Trio No. 1 (US Premiere)

Written during his teenage years and thought lost until very recently, this piano trio pays homage to Romantic masters, while showcasing Enescu’s own distinct voice. Hear the US premiere on Monday, July 8.

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Suk Piano Quintet, Op. 8

Czech composer Josef Suk continued the musical legacy of fellow countryman Antonín Dvořák with a lush Romantic sound. Don’t miss his Piano Quintet on Wednesday, July 17.

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Felix Mendelssohn STRING QUARTET, OP. 44, NO. 3

Written in the same key as his sister Fanny’s quartet just a few years after her work. Felix was inspired by Beethoven’s late quartets and uses that as his starting point. Hear this masterpiece on Friday, July 19.

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