Internationally recognized quartet, now in its 38th season. Joined by Roberto and Andrés Díaz, viola and cello, for a programme of sextets. LMMC debut in this formation.
with Roberto Díaz, viola
and Andrés Díaz, cello
Dec. 1, 2013

Peter Winograd - violin    Daniel Avshalomov - viola
Laurie Carney - violin      Wolfram Koessel - cello

with Roberto Díaz - viola     Andrés Díaz - cello

Now in its 38th concert season, the American String Quartet has long been one of the world’s most esteemed ensembles of its kind. Formed in 1974 when its original members were students at the Juilliard School, the Quartet was launched by winning both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award in the same year. Innovative programming and a creative approach to education has resulted in notable residencies including at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado (1974 to the present), the Manhattan School of Music (1984 to the present) and a summer residency at China’s Great Wall International Music Academy in the summer of 2012. The American is known both for its presentations of the complete quartets of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Bartók and Schönberg, and as champions of new music.

For this LMMC concert, the Quartet is joined by brothers Roberto and Andrés Díaz. Roberto, violist with an international reputation, is also President and CEO of the Curtis Institute; Andrés, winner of the 1986 Naumburg Cello Competition, was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1998.

First appearance in this formation.


R. STRAUSS        String Sextet from Capriccio

BRAHMS              String Sextet in G major 
                               Opus 36
                                        Allegro non troppo
                                        Scherzo: Allegro non troppo
                                        Poco adagio
                                        Poco allegro

TCHAIKOVSKY    String Sextet in D minor 
                                 Opus 70 
' Souvenir de Florence '
Allegro con spirito                                      
                                        Adagio cantabile e con moto
                                        Allegretto moderato
                                        Allegro vivace

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