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Australian String Quartet: Speechless

May 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$30 – $75

After Mozart’s death, Peter Lichtenthal distilled his idol’s Requiem into a wordless, pristine string quartet masterwork, transforming it from profoundly religious into a beautiful, abstract work of art.

Berg’s Lyric Suite is a similar song without words; there are quotes from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, and the last movement is a secret wordless setting of a poem by Baudelaire. It’s a work borne of a doomed love affair, set against the backdrop of a fin de siecle Vienna.

At the heart of any Schubert work is song, and it is with his frantically scurrying and carefree singing Quartettsatz that we open this program; an unfinished work that somehow feels as if nothing more could be said.

The Australian String Quartet members are Kristian Winther, violin, Ioana Tache, violin, Stephen King, viola, Sharon Draper, cello



May 27, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 – $75