Performance Oklahoma: American String Quartet

Mar 19, 2019

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

American String Quartet

Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2019, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide. The group's presentations of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Barto—k, and Mozart have won widespread critical acclaim, and their MusicMasters Complete Mozart String Quartets, performed on a matched quartet set of instruments by Stradivarius, are widely considered to have set the standard for this repertoire.

Appearing as the guest ensemble on February 17th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma, the Quartet offered the Quartet in E-flat Major, K 428 by Mozart, the Quartet No. 7 in f-sharp minor, Op 108 of Shostakovich and Schubert's Quartet in d minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden."

This program airs Saturday, March 23rd, 8pm, on Classical 88.7 HD-1.