Brahms: Quartet No. 3 in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 60
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Brahms originally wrote this quartet while in love with Clara Schumann. He withheld it for nearly 20 years and made major revisions before publishing it in 1875.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
The Scherzo wasn’t in Brahms’s original 1856 version yet it seamlessly integrates the quartet’s ardent mood and dramatic octave leaps.
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on January 29, 2019.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.