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Sun, Jan 29


St. Francis Episcopal Church

San Jose Music Chamber Society - Pražák String Quartet

HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op.77, No.1 (1799) Erwin SCHULHOFF “Five Pieces for String Quartet” (1924) SCHUBERT String Quartet in D Minor, D.810, (1824), “Death and the Maiden”

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

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Jan 29, 2023, 7:00 PM

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

About The Event

Haydn’s Op.77 final complete quartets masterfully blend thematic, chordal and contrapuntal part-writing with new heights of expressiveness, and sophisticated use of folk melodies. Czech Erwin Schullhoff’s Five Pieces are a suite of dances: Viennese Waltz, Serenade, Czech folk music, Tango, and Tarantella. Schubert’s lyrical, dramatic Quartet No.14 draws on his song “Der Tod und das Mädchen” (1817).

Welcome the Praˇzák’s fifth appearance here—an audience favorite ensemble now renewed by two new Czech members. Since its founding in 1972 at Prague Conservatory, the Praˇzák’s acclaimed musicianship has brought to world attention the unique Czech string quartet tradition. The “engaging” and “superb foursome” (Chicago Tribune) has toured worldwide for 30+ years, and released 50+ award-winning CDs on Praga/ Harmonia Mundi. “Poetic...powerful performance” (LA Times).

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