Beethoven: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Consisting of three siblings and the violinist Rainer Schmidt, this Salzburg quartet makes
"music that challenges convention ... with a beauty that brings you to your knees"
(Hamburger Abendblatt). Having recorded the Beethoven quartets over the better
part of three decades, the Hagens apply their singular sound - lean and direct, with fleet
tempos and less vibrato - to the master's graceful Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2 and
foundational works by Bartók and Brahms.
This programs runs approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes
Free Pre-concert Lecture
Comcast Circle, Tier 1
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society