Brentano String Quartet plays Mendelssohn and Haydn - 92Y, New York

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Brentano String Quartet plays Mendelssohn and Haydn

This performance was recorded on October 13, 2020 at New York’s 92nd Street Y
Brentano String Quartet

The “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding” (London Independent) Brentano String Quartet opens 92Y’s fall season with a live-streamed program of favorite works by Mendelssohn and Haydn.

Mark Steinberg, first violinist of the quartet, writes, “Many a day of late the idea of escaping to a remote desert island has sounded enticing. It’s probably not as great as it sounds, but usually when this idea comes up, it summons along with it the parlor game of picking what to bring along. Haydn and Mendelssohn are certainly two of my “desert island” composers, and the musicians on stage with me for this concert are undoubtedly my “desert island” musical compatriots. So while I’m not quite ready to abandon society at large, I’m thrilled to have the chance to share the delight and depth in these three wondrous works that might accompany me when I am ready.”

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  • Mendelssohn, Selections from Four Pieces, Op. 81
  • Haydn, Quartet in D Major, Op. 17, No. 6
  • Mendelssohn, String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87 (with Hsin-Yun Huang, viola)

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Brentano String Quartet

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim …

Hsin-Yun Huang

Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career as one of the leading violists of her generation …

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