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Life Story

Prelude Performance by Trio Syzygy · 6:30 PM

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Smetana’s lush string quartet, “From My Life,” was written as an intimate confession, a tonal biography of his life, his loves, and in response to his subsequent deafness. Together with Sibelius’ evocative En Saga (Legend), Shostakovich’s explosive String Quartet No. 8, and Schubert’s “Storm of Life” for piano-duet, these deeply intimate musical self-portraits detail the inner lives of those who composed them.

SIBELIUS
En Saga, Op. 9 (reconstructed for octet by Jaako Kuusisto)

SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110

I N T E R M I S S I O N

SCHUBERT
Allegro in A Minor for Piano Four-Hands, D.947 (“Lebensstürme”)

SMETANA
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor “From My Life”

Featured Artists

Attacca Quartet

ensemble

Brad Balliett

bassoon

Efe Baltacigil

cello

Inon Barnatan

piano

Benjamin Beilman

violin

Timothy Cobb

bass

Tessa Lark

violin

Anthony McGill

clarinet

Jennifer Montone

horn

Blake Pouliot

violin

Roman Rabinovich

piano

Masumi Per Rostad

viola

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