September 26, 2016
Joel Link, violin / Byran Lee, violin / Milena Pajaro - van de Stadt, viola / Camden Shaw, cello
The new season starts with a hot ticket — "the young American string quartet of the moment" (New Yorker). The "must hear" Dover Quartet (Washington Post) has won every conceivable quartet prize and performed over 120 performances around the world in the past year alone. This "excellent" foursome (New York Times) offers Beethoven's classic String Quartet, op. 18, no. 1, Shostakovich's searing Quartet No. 2, and the New York première of Plan & Elevation by youngest-ever Pulitzer prizewinner Caroline Shaw, based on the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks.
Beethoven — String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18, no. 1
Caroline Shaw — Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks) — New York première
Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, op. 68
Watch & Listen
The Dover Quartet performs the Finale to Beethoven's String Quartet, op. 59, no. 3, on Performance Today:
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