The Ying Quartet have crafted a deeply introspective journey for their first Monday concert of the season. We begin with Mozart, then turn to the quartet Janáček composed as a musical counterpart to his epistolary courtship of Kamila Stösslová. At last, Smetana’s poignant autobiography: after scoring his years of wistful youth and romance, the work concludes with an anguished representation of the deafness that he developed in his old age.
Robin Scott, Janet Ying, violin • Phillip Ying, viola • David Ying, cello
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421
String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life”
Sponsored by The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern.