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Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm$20 – $49
Our musical tour concludes with a visit to Shostakovich’s Russia and a return to Beethoven’s incomparable late quartets—three of which, including Op. 132, were commissioned by Prince Nikolai Galitzin in St. Petersburg. He agreed to Beethoven’s requested fee of 50 ducats each… the last two finally paid to Beethoven’s heirs in 1852.
The Dover Quartet won not only the Grand Prize but all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet also won top prizes at the Fischoff Competition and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, and in 2013 became the Curtis Institute of Music’s inaugural quartet-in-residence. The Chicago Tribune wrote that “the Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet—they’re that good.”
Shostakovich — Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68
Beethoven — Quartet in A minor, Op. 132