Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

MARCH 21 at 2 PM

Leipzig String Quartet

Coolidge Auditorium

With recent performances in Europe, Israel, Africa, Central and South America, Australia, and Asia, the Leipzig String Quartet performs time and again with passion and true artistry. Stemming from the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the group is known for its versatility and mastery, finding deep emotions in modern music as well as the standard classical quartet repertoire. With a program featuring a Romantic era classic by Borodin and favorites by Debussy and Stravinsky, they will demonstrate some of their most dramatic works, highlights from their 50 recordings.

BORODIN

String Quartet no. 2 in D major

STRAVINSKY

Three Pieces for String Quartet

WAGNER

Albumblatt (für Cosima Wagner)

DEBUSSY

Premier quatuor in G minor, op. 10

Presented in association with the Wagner Society of Washington, DC