https://cewm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/borromeo-pr.jpg 173 385 Blake Stanyon https://cewm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CEWM-Logo-Purple-340w.png Blake Stanyon2019-11-20 12:36:002021-03-20 13:11:19Close Encounters with Music Presents: Great Strings – The Borromeo Quartet
NOVEMBER 20, 2019 -- Anton Arensky’s Quartet in A Minor for two cellos, a personal tribute to his beloved friend Tchaikovsky, is considered one of the finest Russian string quartets ever written, with the second movement being a set of variations on a Tchaikovsky theme. Meanwhile, in conversations across time, melodies ricochet from Beethoven to Arensky (as well as Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky) as Arensky paraphrases a celebratory Russian folk song associated with the coronation of the Tsar—used by Beethoven in his Quartet Op. 59 No. 2, one of the famous works commissioned by Count Razumovsky.