Quartets by Haydn and Brahms, plus Gunther Schuller’s Horn Quintet
“Explosive vigor and technical finesse.”
– New York Times
The Chamber Music Society at Yale presents the Miró String Quartet on Tuesday, March 29 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). The quartet, which has earned praise for both its “understated wisdom” (New York Magazine) and its “full-blooded, freely rhapsodic approach” (Washington Post), will open its program with two string quartets: Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 33, No. 2, nicknamed “The Joke,” and the Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 51, No. 1 of Johannes Brahms.
French hornist Julie Landsman, who is the principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will join the Miró Quartet for Gunther Schuller’s Quintet for horn and strings. The Quintet was written in 2009 and was premiered by Landsman and the Miró Quartet at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival that year.
Schuller taught composition at the Yale School of Music as well as many other institutions. He himself played horn, becoming principal horn of the Cincinnati Symphony at the youthful age of seventeen and joining the orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera two years later.