Quatuor Danel Performs Tchaikovsky and Weinberg

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Quatuor Danel has championed the work of Russian composers. Quatuor Danel has championed the work of Russian composers. (Ant Clausen)

The Brussels-based Quatuor Danel made its New York debut at the Frick Collection in New York this past season. The string quartet is known across Europe and Asia for championing the works of Russian composers, especially Shostakovich. The ensemble has also been bringing attention to the string quartets of Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, who fled Poland during World War II. Weinberg sought refuge in the Soviet Union, but once there, he unfortunately discovered that anti-Semitism was rampant in his newfound country under Stalin's regime.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Quatuor Danel.

Program:

Tchaikovsky: Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 

Weinberg: Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 27

Quartet members: Marc Danel, violin; Gilles Millet, violin; Vlad Bogdanas, viola; Yovan Markovitch, cello

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