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Quatuor Danel

Members of Quatuor Danel seated on a staircase with instruments.
Saturday, April 02, 2022
8:00 pm
Chamber Arts Series

For Quatuor Danel, now celebrating thirty years together, Russian music is a distinct specialty and point of pride. The quartet was the first, for example, to record all 17 of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's stunning string quartets, single-handedly leading the revival of this Polish Jewish composer's music, long silenced due to its "degenerate" designation by the Nazi regime. Quatuor Danel's all-Russian program includes Weinberg's spirited Quartet No. 9 in F-sharp Minor, op. 80, as well as the North American premiere of Lera Auerbach's 2011 Quartet No. 5, "Songs of Alkonost." They wrap with Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Minor, op. 30, his final quartet and a poignant tribute to Ferdinand Laub, whom Tchaikovsky called "the best violinist of our time." Quatuor Danel's skill with this repertoire launched them onto the international stage three decades ago; their explosive power and experienced interpretations are not to be missed.

Contact: Sibyl Kemp