March 9 — 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Sanders Theatre
Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67
String Quintet in C major, Op. 29
Piano Quintet in C minor. Op. 115
Harumi Rhodes, violin
Yura Lee, violin
Marcus Thompson, viola
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Astrid Schween, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Turina sets the stage in Andalusia with constrained and mysterious melodies that hearken to the ancient deep songs of southern Spain and the familiar feel of a Flamenco guitar. Beethoven’s Viola Quintet straddles the Classical and Romantic eras, drawing inspiration from the Viennese masters before and anticipating the independence and freedom of the next century. Deaf and frail in his old age, Fauré’s second Piano Quintet is nevertheless a powerful work, restless in its gestures and transparent in texture.