Special Alert

Belcea Quartet

  • October 15, 2016
  • Baldwin Auditorium
  • 1336 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
  • 8pm
  • $42, $36, $15 Ages 30 & under, $10 Duke students
  • (917) 716-3345
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In recent seasons the Belcea Quartet has become a regular presence and an audience favorite at Duke Performances. The reason is clear: even after two decades together, raves The Guardian, they “still play like a young quartet, seizing the music's energy, shocking us out of our seats with every fortissimo.” The Belcea play two Schubert quartets: the breakthrough Quartet No. 10, written by the sixteen-year-old composer under the tutelage of Salieri; and his epic final quartet, a harmonically daring masterpiece. Between these they have placed one of the towering classics of chamber music, Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet. This “musical autobiography,” written in a three-day burst of creativity, quotes from the composer’s previous works to assemble a rich collage of his life’s most significant moments. Program: Schubert: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, D. 87 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, op. 110 Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887

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