Miró Quartet | Antonio Stradivari Memorial Concert

Wed Dec 18, 8pm
Presented by: Library of Congress
Tickets · Free with RSVP
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Our annual Antonio Stradivari Memorial concert reflects the history of string quartets in America. The excellent Miró Quartet salutes a famous predecessor founded by Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Franz Kneisel in 1885. Performing widely in America and in Europe, premiering works by contemporaries like Antonín Dvořák, the Kneisel Quartet became a force in the world of 20th-century chamber music, one whose influence still resonates today. Playing the Library’s incomparable Stradivari instruments, the Miró recreates a concert the Kneisel performed at St. Paul’s venerable Schubert Club over a century ago. This special “salon evening” gathers a charming bouquet, sampling works by Mozart, Franck and Glière, adding a Servais showpiece for cello—a staple of Kneisel programs—and as a top note, Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden.”

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