The Kreutzer Connection
Like Tolstoy’s shocking novella, The Kreutzer Sonata, this thrilling, theatrical program turns on Beethoven’s violin sonata. Janáček’s quartet vividly captures Tolstoy’s action. One of Kreutzer’s own beguiling Caprices and other highly-charged works complete this fascinating program.
Presented by Drew University.
- Beethoven Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 95, “Serioso” (1810-11)
- Prokofiev Sarcasms, Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 17 (1912-14)
- Janácek Quartet No. 1 for Strings, “The Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)
- Kreutzer Caprice No. 35 in E-flat Major for Violin (1796)
- Beethoven Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” (1802-03)