photo by Vicki Blazing
“The sound of the quartet is warm and rich, the phrasings distinctive and expressive,
among the best of the quartets of our day.”
— Eugene Lehner, Kolisch Quartet
Friday, April 2, 2021 @ 7pm
Sponsored by Robert Jordan and Dianne Moore of
TWIN CITIES HOME CONCERT SERIES
"The Seven Last Words of Christ" by Joseph Haydn is a unique and contemplative work, comprised of seven sonata movements which correspond with a Last Word from the Four Gospels of the New Testament.
Originally commissioned for orchestra in 1787, for a Good Friday service in Cadiz, Spain, Haydn adapted it that same year for string quartet at the request of his publisher, Artaria.
While the rest of the work is quietly meditative and consoling, the final moments close the seventy-minute work with a dramatic "Earthquake" at the moment of Christ's death on the cross.
Photographs depicting current events, related to the Seven Words, will be shown before each of the sonatas.
Suggested donation $20
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100% of all donations to this special event will be sent directly to Stop AAPI Hate: a national coalition documenting and sharing resources about anti-Asian discrimination.
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