Pavel Haas String Quartet

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium


“The world’s most exciting string quartet?” asked the Times of London. Their vote was for the Pavel Haas Quartet, a Czech-Slovak ensemble fast rising to the top of the chamber music world. They champion the works of their countrymen, and their 2011 recording of two quartets by Antonin Dvorák won them the coveted Gramophone Award for record of the year.

No group is better qualified than the Pavel Haas to play Dvorák’s “Slavonic” quartet, which transforms the folk dances of their homeland. But their range also encompasses one of the last quartets by Haydn, father of the form, and Brahms’ poignant Quartet No. 2. Experience the next great European quartet when the Pavel Haas makes an impressive Durham debut.

The Pavel Haas offers a chamber music master class on Saturday morning at 11 am in Baldwin Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

Program

Haydn: String Quartet No. 64 in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51, “Slavonic”
Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

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