Livestream: Watch the Brentano Quartet Perform Haydn and Mendelssohn

May 8, 2021, 10:21 PM · Watch below: The Brentano Quartet - which have been together since 1992 and were featured on the soundtrack of the movie "A Late Quartet," perform works by Haydn and Mendelssohn. Currently the Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music, they also have had residencies at Wigmore Hall in London and at Princeton University. The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved.”


Haydn String Quartet, Op. 20, No. 5 in f minor
I. Allegro moderato
II. Minuetto
III. Adagio
IV. Finale: Fuga a due Soggetti

Mendelssohn String Quartet, No. 6 in f minor, Op. 80
I. Allegro vivace assai
II. Allegro assai
III. Adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro molto

Brentano Quartet
Mark Steinberg, violin
Serena Canin, violin
Misha Amory, viola
Nina Lee, cello

The concert, which took place on Saturday, is part of the Atterbury House Sessions concert series, curated by Lara St John and celebrating the 150th anniversary of New York’s iconic Atterbury House. Two more concerts remain in her series: violinist Augustin Hadelich on May 15; and violinist Lara St. John herself on June 5; both to be livestreamed at 5 p.m. EST.


May 10, 2021 at 08:29 PM · I wonder why that first violinist has a shoulder rest attached to the violin. It seems he totally does not use it, he plays as if restless. Great player, needless to add. (And great concert, I hasten to add!)

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