Pavel Haas Quartet with Boris Giltburg Online
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Now firmly established as one of the great string quartets performing today, the Pavel Haas Quartet returns to the Library virtually with an exciting program of inimitable works. As The Times described in a pre-pandemic performance at Wigmore Hall, “There’s a special pleasure in watching a seasoned string quartet at the top of their game… [it’s like seeing] exactly what’s happening inside a designer watch: beauty, precision, each part of the apparatus in lockstep with each other.” Offering one of the classic Bartók quartets alongside one of their signature works by Smetana, the Czech powerhouse is joined by pianist Boris Giltburg for Brahms’ piano quintet, the holograph manuscript of which is held at the Library of Congress.
String Quartet no. 4, BB. 95
String Quartet no. 2 in D minor, T.131
Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34