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Monday, May 09, 2016

Dmitry Shostakovich and Alexander von Zemlinsky. Dmitry Shostakovich and Alexander von Zemlinsky. (Wikipedia Commons/Wikipedia Commons)

Tune in Monday at 10 pm to hear performances by the Orion and Escher String Quartets in a pair of expressive chamber works by Shostakovich and Zemlinsky. WQXR's Elliott Forrest hosts with additional commentary from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center co-artistic director David Finckel.

Program Playlist:

Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11
Bella Hristova, Kristin Lee, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Nicholas Altstaedt, cello; together with the Orion String Quartet (Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello)

Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 2 for Strings, Op. 15
Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, cello)

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