November 1, 7:30pm
Bella Hristova, Soovin Kim, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Areta Zhulla, violin; Yura Lee, Paul Neubauer, viola; Dmitri Atapine, Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Spohr Double Quartet No. 1 in D minor for Strings, Op. 65 (1823)
Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11 (1924-25)
Enescu Octet in C major for Strings, Op. 7 (1900)
In two contrasting octets, Spohr’s polish and finesse is counterbalanced by the youthful invention of Shostakovich. Enescu’s massive Octet in C major, written at the age of 19, provides a powerful finale.