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St. Francis Episcopal Church

San Jose Chamber Music Society - Esmé String Quartet

BORODIN Quartet No.2 in D Major (1881) György LIGETI Quartet No.1, “Métamorphoses nocturnes” (1953-54) TCHAIKOVSKY Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.11 (1871)

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San Jose Chamber Music Society - Esmé String Quartet
San Jose Chamber Music Society - Esmé String Quartet

Time & Location

Mar 11, 2023, 7:00 PM

St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, USA

About The Event

Borodin’s 2nd Quartet, composed as an anniversary love letter to his wife, is full of deservedly loved music. Ligeti’s Quartet, with Bartók- inspired tone and rhythms, in 12 short segments interestingly transforms its major 2nd intervals. Tchaikovsky’s folk-flavored 1st Quartet, the first great Russian string quartet before Borodin, is famed for its poignant, beloved Andante cantabile 2nd mvmt.

The Esmé Quartet, since winning first and four special prizes at the 2018 prestigious Wigmore Hall Competition (London), is touring to international acclaim. Based in Germany, the group was formed in 2016 at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne by four South Koreans who have long been friends. “(They) play with depth and maturity...” (Suddeutsche Zeitung). “lyricism and airy limpidity,...profoundity and unexpected allure.” 5 stars. (Diapason).

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