Guarneri String Quartet
Wednesday, December 08, 2004, 7:30 PM

Performing works by Mozart and Ravel, this quartet “has no superior on the world’s stages” (The New York Times).

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About

Revered for its distinctively rich sound and majestic playing, this award-winning ensemble is one of the world’s most celebrated string quartets; a model for other quartets and a joy for listeners. The New York Times says the Guarneri "has no superior on the world’s stages," while the Miami Herald raves, "Some things, like the Guarneri, are as good as it gets." Each year, the oft-honored quartet performs just one concert in Washington—and this is it. The program features two string quartets by Mozart and Ravel that bookend a gorgeous work championed by the Guarneri: Frank Bridge's First String Quartet, a darkly emotional Brahms-like treasure from the vaults of early 20th-century British chamber music.

Program and Notes

Wolfgang Mozart
String Quartet No. 9 in B-flat Major, K. 589
Frank Bridge
String Quartet No. 1in E minor
Maurice Ravel
String Quartet in F major

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