CMS presents a surprising collection of works inspired by the age-old ritual of the hunt. With horn calls throughout, the program recalls the stylish expeditions of Classical Viennese nobles, the masculine exploits of the Romantic era, and with Jörg Widmann’s Jagdquartett, presents a hilarious parody of one of mankind’s more extreme pastimes.
- Haydn Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, Hob. III:1, Op. 1, No. 1, “La chasse” (1762)
- Mozart Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, K. 458, “Hunt” (1784)
- Widmann Jagdquartett for Strings (2003)
- Brahms Quartet in B-flat major for Strings, Op. 67 (1875)