Known for dazzling audiences with confident playing and genuine enthusiasm, the young French musicians behind Quatuor Modigliani bring a stylish precision to this evening’s program. The Saint-Saens, with its lively folk song arrangement, is a showcase for the ensemble’s grace and musicality. Mendelssohn’s quartet was the last major piece completed before the composer’s death and resonates with love and mourning, written following the death of the composer’s sister. Mozart’s Quartet in D Major was composed for the King of Prussia and remains one of the composer’s most popular works.
Mozart, Quartet in D Major, K. 575
Saint-Saëns, Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 112
Mendelssohn, Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Amaury Coeytaux, violin
Loic Rio, violin
Laurent Marfaing, viola
François Kieffer, cello