“Passionate, detailed music-making is a hallmark of Marlboro performances.” The New York Times
Each Marlboro Music touring program is formed around summer performances that co-artistic directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss feel achieved a particular dynamism.
Works of Britten and Schubert shine in this program with equal intensity and tenderness. Schubert’s String Quartet, D. 87, written when he was only 16 years old, provides a youthful counterpoint to Britten’s String Quartet, No. 3, written within the final year of his life. The lyrical Auf dem Strom for tenor, horn, and piano offers a personal narrative of loss and memory that complements the Canticle’s public commemoration of the 1940 London Raids.
Britten: Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain
Schubert: Quartet in E-flat Major, D. 87
Schubert: Auf dem Strom, D. 943
Britten: Quartet No. 3
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
Radovan Vlatković, horn
YooJin Jang, violin
Tessa Lark, violin
Kei Tojo, viola
Christoph Richter, cello
Lydia Brown, piano