Bruce Adolphe
Bruce Adolphe

Inside Chamber Music: Brahms's Quartet in A minor

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:30 PM ET at ChamberMusicSociety.org
Tickets start at $15.00
Lecture

“Whether it is beautiful also is an entirely different matter. But perfect it must be.” —Johannes Brahms

A master craftsman devoted to tradition, Brahms felt strongly that every note must count, every phrase must have purpose, and that a finished composition should be “unassailable”. In the slow movement of this quartet, Brahms gives us a work that is certainly technically impeccable, but it is also deeply a personal statement of intense beauty.

Program

  • Brahms Quartet in A minor for Strings, Op. 51, No. 2 (1865-73)