A thread of intrigue connects the dramatic works on this fascinating program. A shocking Tolstoy novella is vividly captured in Janácek’s quartet, and the cause of the story’s mayhem — Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata — concludes the evening. Kreutzer’s beguiling Caprice, and highly-charged works by Beethoven and Prokofiev, complete this concert’s thrilling, theatrical profile.
Beethoven | Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 95, “Serioso” (1810-11)
Prokofiev | Sarcasms, Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 17 (1912-14)
Janácek | Quartet No. 1 for Strings, “The Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)
Kreutzer | Caprice No. 35 in E-flat major for Violin (1796)
Beethoven | Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” (1802-03)
Juho Pohjonen, piano; Angelo Xiang Yu, violin
Calidore String Quartet – Ryan Meehan, Jeffrey Myers, violin; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello