Sarasota String Quartet

Chamber Soirées

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January 5, 2020Sunday | 4:00 pm | Holley Hall


HAYDN    String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2 (Fifths)

Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Takeda, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Natalie Helm, cello

WEBERN     String Quartet (1905)

Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Takeda, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Natalie Helm, cello

BEETHOVEN    String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95

Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Takeda, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Natalie Helm, cello

Spend an afternoon with the Sarasota String Quartet and three of music history’s great masters. Franz Joseph Haydn wrote 68 string quartets, and the six works that comprise his Op. 76 set are the last, and most ambitious that he composed. Quartet No. 2, heard in this program, has been given the nickname “Fifths” in reference to a pattern of falling intervals that dominates the first movement. Anton Webern’s 1905 String Quartet is an early work that was inspired by the Italian painter Giovanni Segantini’s “Alpine Tryptich”. The program concludes with Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95, the last of Beethoven’s heroic, middle period quartets. Beethoven himself titled the work “Quartett Serioso” in an apparent attempt to separate his work from some of the other “showy” quartets that were popular at the time.  Here Beethoven wrestles with the existential questions that occupied much of his later life. The quartet’s lightning fast ending is arresting in its drama and provides a breathtaking conclusion to this striking program.


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