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Sparking inspiration from the medieval legend of El Cid, composer Zhou Tian writes, “I unconsciously married my musical roots as a Chinese-American with my newfound love of Spanish music” in his 2016 work, Viaje– a self-styled “nine-minute thrill ride.” Crossing the Pyrenees from Spain to France, the American String Quartet continue their grand tour via Maurice Ravel’s string quartet, alternately sumptuous and playful, before alighting in Vienna – where Beethoven wove a Russian theme into the third of his “Razumovsky” quartets.
AMERICAN STRING QUARTET
Peter Winograd, Laurie Carney, violin • Daniel Avshalomov, viola • Wolfram Koessel, cello
Linda Chesis, flute
String Quartet in F Major
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3
Sponsored by The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern.