This gorgeous program of two big beautiful Beethoven quartets is accompanied by a pre-show discussion with the performers.
Pre-show lecture | demo at 6:45pm
Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op.132
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In a preview for an upcoming full-length documentary, the Juilliard String Quartet performs selections from Beethoven's Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 130, with the Grosse Fuge. Joseph Lin, the first violinist of the ensemble, and Samuel Rhodes also speak about studying and performing the great work.
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The highlight of the evening was a brooding, nuanced interpretation of Janacek’s Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”), inspired by Tolstoy’s novella of the same name and written while Janacek was infatuated with a married woman. Mr. Lin and his colleagues — Ronald Copes, second violinist; Samuel Rhodes, violist; and Joel Krosnick, cellist — aptly conveyed the yearning, urgency and bittersweet joviality of this richly scored work. (Read More)
- Alice Tully Hall concert review, The New York Times, February 23, 2012
“Hough‘s all-American programme was conceived in honour of his guests for the evening, the New York-based Juilliard Quartet, who performed Elliot Carter‘s fifth String Quartet with precisely the mixture of seamless precision and depth of tonal character this music requires.“
- Wigmore Hall concert review, The Guardian, January 25, 2012
“For those who were watching the “new, young kid“ and trying to discern his musicianship and how he fit in, it was apparent that Joseph Lin is a violinist of unerring technique, exquisite tone and sensitive phrasing, who is also an effective leader of his vastly more experienced band mates…It would be great music even played at that surface level, but when the Juilliard Quartet spoke they delved deeply into the ambivalence, pain and struggle that is life itself.“
- Raleigh, NC concert review, CNVC Online Arts Journal, March 20, 2011
The quartet introduced its new first violinist, Joseph Lin, to its New York audience on Monday evening in a free Juilliard School faculty concert at Alice Tully Hall. The program was hefty. It opened with Haydn’s Quartet in G (Op. 54, No. 1), which sounds easygoing but demands much, and also featured Donald Martino‘s rugged Quartet No. 5 (2004) and Beethoven’s Quartet in B flat (Op. 130), with the “Grosse Fuge” as its finale. (Read More)
- Alice Tully Hall concert review, The New York Times, November 29, 2011