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- Thu Apr 23 2020 7:30 PM
A connoisseur’s ideal of intuitive playing and pure musical focus, the Hagen Quartet has been called “the pinnacle of musicality” (Die Presse). Founded in Salzburg in 1981, the quartet is comprised of three Hagen siblings — first violinist Lukas, violist Veronika and cellist Clemens — joined by second violinist Rainer Schmidt. For this extremely rare West Coast appearance, the Hagen Quartet performs quartets by Shostakovich and Mendelssohn, along with Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), one of Puccini’s few non-operatic works, an emotional elegy written in a single night.
The ideal string quartet.
— Los Angeles Times
SHOSTAKOVICH: Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, Op. 118
PUCCINI: Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)
MENDELSSOHN: Quartet No.1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12