Traditional: Polish Chorales
Penderecki: String Quartet No. 3 Leaves from an Unwritten Diary
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 4 (1951)
Dvo?ák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
The award-winning Szymanowski Quartet is one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation. Their sophisticated programs present a perfect balance between intellect and passion, characteristics with which the Szymanowski Quartet captivates its audiences at prestigious festivals and concert halls in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia and South America. The Quartet's extraordinarily high standards have been confirmed by numerous awards and distinctions, including the Szymanowski Award of the Karol Szymanowski Foundation in Warsaw, the only time ever given to a string quartet. The ensemble will continue its exploration of works by women composers, performing a string quartet by Poland’s Gra?yna Bacewicz.
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