Juilliard String Quartet



Juilliard String Quartet

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
The Hildegard and Heinrich Medicus Memorial Concert

Ronald Copes, violin                               Areta Zhulla, violin
Astrid Schween, cello                            Roger Tapping, viola

Haydn:                  String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77 no. 2
Bartok:                 String Quartet no. 3 in C-sharp Major, Sz. 85, BB 93
Beethoven:        String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59 no. 2, “Razumovsky”

 “The Juilliard String Quartet can plausibly be called the most important American quartet in history… Some groups seem to wrestle with their past and legacy; the Juilliard seems completely revitalized. …It may be just hitting its stride.”  – The Boston Globe

 “The Juilliard still plays, magically, like a single four-voiced instrument, and the music it makes sounds like the most natural and inevitable thing in the world.” – Broad Street Review

 “Every detail, from technical virtuosity to balance, is set nakedly in front of the listener. And each of these hurdles, big and small, were navigated with grace by these four fine players. The music pulsed and sang. This was a deeply burnished performance that captured the full emotional spectrum while also displaying ensemble playing that would be hard to surpass.” – Musical Toronto