Orion String Quartet
Constellations: In his memoirs, Sergei Prokofiev wrote that he used to study Beethoven string quartets in the railway carriages he rode in while on tour, soon coming to admire the master's technique greatly. This week on Saint Paul Sunday the acclaimed Orion String Quartet let us meet the composers side by side. The ensemble opens with Beethoven's daring quartet No. 4 in c minor and concludes with a spirited scherzo by Prokofiev in which the earlier master's inspiration is unmistakable. Between the two, we'll hear the beloved "Death and the Maiden" quartet of Franz Schubert, another admirer of Beethoven. Join the Orion String Quartet as it traces the connections among these masters with a masterful artistry of its own, this week on Saint Paul Sunday.
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in c minor, Op. 18, No. 4
- Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in d minor, "Death and the Maiden," D. 810
—II. Andante con moto
- Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 50
—II. Andante molto, Vivace