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Duke Arts Presents

Doric String Quartet

Friday, April 26, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Chamber Arts Series

Baldwin Auditorium

The Doric String Quartet is one of the leading quartets of its generation, widely celebrated for its approaches to a wide range of repertoire and, as The Observer has noted, its ‘warmth, finesse and exciting attack.’

The ensemble begins with Schumann’s jovial String Quartet No. 3. which was penned in 1842 – a year in which the composer was preoccupied by ‘constant quartet thoughts,’ as he noted in his diary. This gives way to an exuberant early quartet by Beethoven, whose agile writing and deft handling of counterpoint make for an engaging listen. The Dorics end with Schubert’s final quartet, written around the same as Beethoven was completing his own late string quartets. This is a substantial work, with a wide range of dynamic contrast and texture. Lyrical ideas and structural ambiguity take precedence here over traditional harmony, with many facets of Schubert’s musical personality brought to life in a vibrant juxtaposition.


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Schumann: String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, op. 41
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, op. 18
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major

Doric String Quartet - Mozart String Quartet in D, K.575, i - Allegretto

Doric String Quartet - Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op. 33 No. 3, i - Allegro moderato

Doric String Quartet - Bartok String Quartet No. 5, ii - Adagio molto

Doric String Quartet led a spellbinding series of concerts, rich in variety, impeccable in execution.

The Guardian