Moscow String Quartet

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WQXR’s third season of Concerts from the Frick Collection carries on a tradition begun by sister station WNYC back in the 1940s. WQXR’s Elliott Forrest hosts this season, which begins with a return visit from the Moscow String Quartet, a group that has been performing together for more than 30 years.

The all-Russian program includes Sofia Gubuidulina’s Quartet No. 3 to celebrate her 80th birthday in 2011. At intermission, we hear from another Russian: pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff in a recital recorded at the Frick Collection a few years earlier. The Moscow Quartet closes the program with the powerful and lyrical Quartet No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich, which features Russian and Jewish folk melodies.

The Moscow String Quartet:
Eugenia Alikhanova, first violin
Galina Kokhanovskaia, second violin
Tatiana Kokhanovskaia, viola
Olga Ogranovitch, cello

Program details:

Borodin: Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Gubaidulina: Quartet No. 3
-- Moscow String Quartet

Tchaikovsky: Preludes 3, 4 and 5, Op 32
Shostakovich: A minor fugue
Shostakovich: D-flat minor fugue
-- Rustem Hayroudinoff, piano (from 2009 Frick concert)

Shostakovich:Quartet No. 2
-- Moscow String Quartet

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