Tetzlaff String Quartet

Saturday, October 19, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium


Between performances with leading orchestras from Berlin to Boston and acclaimed solo recitals, violinist Christian Tetzlaff is in constant demand. But for a short time each year, he puts his solo career on hold as he and his sister, the cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, reunite with Elisabeth Kufferath and Hanna Weinmeister to form the Tetzlaff Quartet. These rare engagements are nothing short of astonishing.

This year, the Tetzlaff Quartet comes to Durham. Their program demonstrates the range of their expertise: from one of Haydn’s Sun quartets, which defined the voice of the classical string quartet for 200 years to come; forward to the tonally audacious Lyric Suite, Berg’s diary of a secret love affair; and back to Beethoven’s celestial and haunting fifteenth quartet, which traces his triumph over pain.

Program

Haydn: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 20, “Sun”
Berg: Lyric Suite
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132

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