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Arcanto String Quartet


Thursday, November 12, 2015, 8:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall


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About the Event

Antje Weithaas, violin  • Daniel Sepec, violin • Tabea Zimmermann, viola • Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

Our fall season continues to drop a spotlight on the string quartet as we welcome our third, pan-European phenoms the Arcanto Quartet. Formed in 2002 by four of Europe’s most high-profile chamber players, they found immediate chemistry; from day one it was clear that this would not be just another exciting but fleeting supergroup. And indeed, though all four artists have maintained rigorous schedules of touring and recording as soloists, when everyone joins forces the Arcanto is nothing short of dazzling. London’s The Telegraph puts it succinctly: “Freshness, close rapport, finesse, and a blend of eloquence and vitality have been hallmarks of its style ever since its debut.” This is a rare opportunity to catch them on a U.S. tour, which includes Carnegie Hall and a small handful of major cities along with their Princeton debut. Be certain to listen carefully to the famous viola solo in the opening of Smetana’s Quartet in E Minor “From My Life,” performed by Tabea Zimmermann, who is regularly cited as the world’s greatest living violist.

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BACH Selections from “The Art of the Fugue,” BWV 1080 (Contrapunctus 1; Contrapunctus 2; Contrapunctus 9. a 4, alla Duodecima)
SCHUMANN Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1
SMETANA Quartet No. 1 in E Minor “From My Life”

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