Pro Musica’s celebrated String Quartet Series continues this February with the “Passionate, uninhibited, and spellbinding” Brentano Quartet (London Independent). In their program “Chiaroscuro”—referring to an artistic technique that uses contrasting light and shadow to create volume and depth—Shostakovich’s intensely personal String Quartet No. 8, dedicated to the victims of fascism and war, sits in high contrast with two of the most uplifting, ebullient quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
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