Watch the Escher String Quartet's gorgeous performance of one of Schubert's final works
July 15, 2021
First streamed on July 15, 2021, the Escher String Quartet’s virtual performance remains available to watch on-demand for free.
About the Event
This virtual event revisits a gorgeous evening in the Olivier Music Barn in August 2019 when the Escher performed the last quartet Franz Schubert composed, the transcendent String Quartet No. 15 in G Major D. 887. Written over ten days in early summer 1826, the quartet wasn’t published until 1851, twenty-three years after Schubert’s death. 2019’s live recording captures that unforgettable evening at Tippet Rise when the Escher displayed its profound grasp of the composer’s breathtaking final work. Admission to the concert is free.
About the Escher Quartet
The Escher String Quartet is praised widely for its expressive, nuanced performances. Currently serving as Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, the ensemble rose to acclaim early in its career, serving as Quartet in Residence at the summer festivals of both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman and as a BBC New Generation Artist in the UK. Today, the quartet continues to collaborate with key musical figures, and to perform, internationally, receiving praise from critics around the world. The Guardian put it most simply, stating that the Escher is “clearly one of the finest quartets of their generation.”
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Photo of the Escher Quartet by Emily Rund