Arod Quartet: The Mathilde Album

November 17, 2019, 9:00 am

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With this album of works by Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, and Webern – key figures in Vienna’s musical life in the early 20th century – the Arod Quartet honors the woman who became Arnold Schoenberg’s wife in 1901. Mathilde was Zemlinsky’s sister and the dedicatee of her husband’s String Quartet No 2, an innovative work in both its tonal language and its integration of a soprano. It was completed in the summer of 1908, a tumultuous period in the Schoenberg’s marriage.