Jupiter STRING QUARTET with Jon Nakamatsu
- HAYDN String Quartet in C Major, Op.54 No.2
[Esterhazá violinist Johann] “Tost” (1788)
- BARTOK String Quartet No.5 (1934)
- BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34 (1864)
Pre-Concert Talk: Janet Sims (at 6:15PM)
Haydn’s boldly original Op.54 #2 has a poignant ‘Hungarian lament’ Adagio, and, flaunting custom, a slow final movement. Folk-music collector Bartok imbued folk music-like vitality and expressiveness in his sophisticated and fully original Quartet #5. Brahms’struggled long, but finally his masterful Op.34 Piano Quintet met his standards - and charmed Clara Schumann, and listeners ever since.
The Jupiter Quartet’s awards include Banff first prize, Fischoff grand prize, Cleveland Quartet Award, Avery Fisher Career Grant, and Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music II residency. Jon Nakamatsu wins unanimous praise as a true aristocrat of the keyboard, whose playing combines elegance, clarity, and electrifying power.