Brentano String Quartet

June 6, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Brentano String Quartet (Photo: Christian Steiner)

“An ensemble of exceptional insight” (The Telegraph), the Brentano String Quartet performs masterworks with reverence and, with an admirable balance of creativity and restraint, achieves the “marvelous feat of bringing novel qualities to standard repertoire” (Classical Source). Since 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has garnered critical acclaim and is currently the Artists-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music.

In its return to Zankel Hall, the quartet performs a piece by Haydn, the “father of the string quartet”; Fanny Mendelssohn’s wonderful, sole composition for string quartet; and an idiosyncratic Bartók quartet that demands attention.


Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 4
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 5
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: String Quartet in E-flat Major