Danish String Quartet

NEC’s Jordan Hall

The Danish String Quartet’s playing reflects impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and, above all, an expressivity inextricably bound to the music. Their performances bring a rare musical spontaneity, giving audiences the sense of hearing even treasured canon repertoire as if for the first time, and exuding a palpable joy in music-making that have made them enormously popular with Boston audiences. The Quartet brings as its program part of its Prism project, the title referring to “a beam of music being split through Beethoven’s prism,” in honor of the Beethoven 250 anniversary.

Program

Bach | 'Fuga a 3 Soggetti' (Contrapunctus XIV) from Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
Webern | String Quartet
Bach | Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich, BWV 668

Schnittke | String Quartet No. 3

Beethoven | Quartet in B-Flat Major, Opus 130/ Grosse Fuge, Opus 133

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“The musicians, acutely attuned to one another, didn’t appear to be on autopilot for even a millisecond, with every nuance, phrase and gesture beautifully wrought."”

The New York Times

An Aaron Richmond Recital

NEC’s Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough Street, Boston