June 17, 2013
Friday, the Fine Arts Quartet collectively decided not to play 14 selections from Tchaikovsky’sChildren’s Album. They didn’t like the arrangement of the work, which was originally for piano. So, what to pull out for the second of four Sunday Summer Evenings of Music concert? Something else that’s easy and light? Of course not. They went with Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14. You know: “Death and the Maiden.”
They’ve all played this staple of quartet repertoire many times, but it remains an intellectual, emotional and technical challenge. And violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico and cellist Robert Cohen are playing with guest violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez this summer. Safety-first emergency programming would have been forgivable.Read the full article at ThirdCoast Daily.