The Brentano String Quartet returns to the Series in a sumptuous program of Haydn, Busoni, and Brahms, music-making described by the London Independent as “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding.” Since 1992, the Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim: The New York Times extolled “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism”; and The Philadelphia Inquirer praised it for “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture.”
Each subscription concert is preceded by a lecture, free to those holding tickets for that concert, by an expert in the music to be performed that evening. Lectures provide informative and entertaining insights into the works and their composers.
Dr. Carl B. Schmidt
WHEN: October 14, 4:30 PM
Carl B. Schmidt, Professor of Music History and Literature at Towson University, received his MA and PhD from Harvard and BA from Stanford. He has written extensively on French and Italian opera and ballet, on Les Six (Poulenc and Auric), and on Randall Thompson. His Auric catalogue is in press, and his book on Thompson’s Alleluia was published in 2010. With his wife, he has co-authored a catalogue of Thompson’s music, and he has just finished ‘Music Spread Thy Voice Around’: A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2011). Schmidt lectures widely in the Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington area and has received significant grants from universities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.