Monday, October 29, 2007

Borromeo String Quartet - Concert Program

I was at an amazing concert today, given by the Borromeo String Quartet. The BSQ consists of Durham native Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; and Yeesun Kim, cello. This is, I believe, their third in a series of concerts at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, in which they intended to perform the entire cycle of Beethoven String Quartets.

Today, they presented String Quartets by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven. We had a packed house, and a great time was had by all.

Here is their program.

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, N0. 5
  • Allegretto; Allegro
  • Largo ma non troppo, cantabile e mesto
  • Menuet: Allegro ma non troppo
  • Finale: Presto

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117
Moderato con moto
  • Adagio
  • Allegretto
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130
Adagio ma non troppo; Allegro
  • Presto
  • Poco scherzoso, Andante con moto ma non troppo
  • Alla Danza tedesa: Allegro assai
  • Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo
  • Finale: Allegro

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