Photo: Quartetto di Cremona, by Nikolaj Lund
Quartetto di Cremona at the Library of Congress
Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:00 pm
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE.
Free tickets will become available on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00AM through Eventbrite. For more information, please visit the Concerts from the Library of Congress website.
Italy’s esteemed Quartetto di Cremona makes its Washington debut in this concert, a new addition to our 2017-2018 season. “Phenomenal energy and momentum” (BBC Music Magazine) are hallmarks of the group, which performs Beethoven’s transcendent op. 132 quartet and works by two Italian masters who rarely ventured into the realm of chamber music. Instrument connoisseurs will not want to miss the opportunity to hear the “Paganini Quartet,” a set of four superb instruments made by Antonio Stradivari and once owned by Niccolò Paganini, on loan to the artists from the Nippon Music Foundation.
On display for the evening, you can see fascinating items from the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation collection, including holograph manuscripts of Paganini’s own string quartets and other compositions, his personal pocket diary, concert programs—and his recipe for ravioli.
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute Washington DC.
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