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Aug. 20 2021

8-21-21 Music In Maryland Candlelight Concert Society…Doric Quartet

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | Comments Off on 8-21-21 Music In Maryland Candlelight Concert Society…Doric Quartet

This week we have a live concert featuring the Doric String Quartet playing music by Haydn, Britten and Mendelssohn.

The Doric opens its program with Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, No. 4, Op. 33. Reviews of Doric’s discs and performances are unanimous in acknowledging the quartet’s aptitude for the Austrian master. According to the UK’s Telegraph, “Haydn and the Doric are a perfect match… Unequivocally, these were performances of terrific panache and perception, seeming to get right under the skin of Haydn’s creative genius.”

Following Haydn is Britten’s String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94, his valedictory statement in this genre, and, after intermission, Mendelssohn’s buoyant String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2, composed during a period of personal happiness and increasing international recognition and marked by Mendelssohn’s rhythmic vitality and melodic appeal.

 

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