Brentano String Quartet
BACH: Fugue arrangements
SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 14
The reliably "passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding" (The Independent, London) performances of the Brentano Quartet have secured its position in the pantheon of the world's great quartets. Here, the ensemble performs a program that showcases roiling contemporary work alongside Baroque repertoire that predates the string quartet as a medium. Shostakovich's penultimate quartet is a moody feature for cello composed in 1973, and a collection of fugue arrangements showcases the quartet's strength in interpretations of Bach.