The Times (London) writes, "The Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet...This was wonderful, selfless music-making." The second of two "late style" performances conceived of by Jonathan Biss, this program contends with "the various inscrutabilities of composers in their late years." Alternating from Bach's mysterious and unfinished Art of the Fugue to the joyful and life-affirming signature quintet by Mozart, this program complicates the valedictory nature of a "late syle."
BACH: Selections from Art of the Fugue
ELGAR: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
GESUALDO: Selected Madrigals
MOZART: String Quintet in E flat Major, K. 614 (with Hsin-Yun Huang, viola)