SJSU School of Music and Dance
San Jose Chamber Music Society: St. Lawrence String Quartet
Saint-Saëns’ late Romantic Quartet Op.121 – his first, at the ripe age of 64 – is hailed as a powerful and original masterwork of French quartet literature. Its magnificent 2nd movement is a tremendous tour de force. Beethoven said that of his 16 quartets the C-Sharp Minor Op.131 was his favorite.