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Friday, March 9th, 2018
7:30 PM
Show: 7:30 pm

Tensions, passions, and daring tonal explorations are at the center of this program. Schubert’s brief but powerful Quartettsatz opens in an agitated state; despite its lyrical second theme, it never quite releases its tension. The platonic love for a younger, married woman inspired a flurry of compositional activity in the last years of Janáček’s life. His “Intimate Letters” Quartet is a passionate paean to his love. Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat Major—also composed near the end of his life—ventures into new harmonic territories and boasts a set of brilliant second-movement variations on a noble theme.

Part of Salon Encores.

Performers
Elias String Quartet
·· Sara Bitlloch, Violin
·· Donald Grant, Violin
·· Martin Saving, Viola
·· Marie Bitlloch, Cello

Program
SCHUBERT Quartettsatz in C Minor
JANÁČEK String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127