The word “brilliant” can only begin to describe a program of three incomparable craftsmen and the performers who bring their works to life on stage. Mozart introduces an evening of astounding technique with his “Prussian” string quartet, a showcase for the cello; Saint-Saëns’s Sonata adds fireworks for the violin, and closing out this program and CMS’s 2019 residency at SPAC is Dvořák’s glowing String Sextet, a truly gratifying way to end a season.
- Mozart Quartet in F major for Strings, K. 590, “Prussian” (1790)
- Saint-Saëns Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 75 (1885)
- Dvorák Sextet in A major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 48 (1878)