Brentano String Quartet Residency

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Free
  • Open to the public

The Fifth Quartet of Bela Bartok has a number of special characteristic preoccupations which give it a distinct and riveting personality. This program creates a context for several of those preoccupations through the music of Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Purcell, Berio and Bartok himself.

The first half of the program will include short works highlighting three preoccupations: music canons (“Chases and Reflections”), ethnic idioms (“Hungarian and Bulgarian Rhythms”) and obsession (“Fixation on a Single Note”). The second half will present Bartok’s Quartet No.5, poised to be heard in a new space, with clarity and immediacy.

Chases and Reflections

Béla Bartók from 44 Duos for 2 violins

J.S. Bach from the Musical Offering
Quaerendo invenietis, canon a 2

J.S. Bach from the Art of Fugue
Contrapunctus VII

Béla Bartók from Mikrokosmos
#141: Subject and Reflection

Henry Purcell
Fantasia a4 in G Major, VdGS11, Z742

Béla Bartók from 44 Duos for 2 violins
Mosquito Dance

Hungarian and Bulgarian Rhythms

Joseph Haydn from Quartet in D Major, Op. 20 No. 4
Allegretto alla zingarese

Béla Bartók from 44 Duos for 2 violins
Marching Song (2)
Fairy Tale

from Mikrokosmos
#113 Bulgarian Rhythm

Obsessions and Pulsations: Fixation on a Single Note

Luciano Berio from Duetti per 2 violini

Ludwig van Beethoven from Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1
Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando


Béla Bartók Quartet No. 5
Adagio molto
Scherzo: alla bulgarese
Finale: Allegro vivace


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Event contact

Herberger Institute Box Office

Friday, October 20, 2023


7:30 pm9:00 pm (MST)


Katzin Concert Hall, Music Building


$23 General | $10 Student