The rising stars of the Harlem String Quartet meet with august pianist, Misha Dichter, in this mixed consort. They pull classics from composers across the Atlantic, in a program diverse in geography as well as style. The HSQ stay true to their namesake with a famous tune by Billy Strayhorn, who was Duke Ellington’s right-hand man. Meanwhile, Dichter draws half the group into a trio by his homeland’s most famous composer, Chopin.
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in D, Op.18, No. 3 – I. Allegro
*Antonín Dvořák – Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81 – III. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
Alexander Borodin – String Quartet in D, No.2 – III. Notturno
Billy Strayhorn – Take the ‘A’ Train
* with Misha Dichter