Quartetto di Cremona


Date and Time

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

7 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

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See four of The Met’s most prized musical instruments in concert together for the very first time, wielded by one of Italy's foremost string quartets: the Quartetto di Cremona! Two violins from the famed Cremona workshop of Antonio Stradivari, a 17th-century viola by Jacob Stainer (considered to be German-speaking Europe's greatest luthier), and a cello by 19th-century Parisian craftsman Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume make their quartet debut with favorite works by Bach, Webern, and Schubert.

“[The Quartetto di Cremona has] a rare blend: breadth of sound and capriciousness combined with perfect tuning and ensemble has the players sounding absolutely of one voice… Nothing less than life-affirming.” —Gramophone

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Bach: Contrapuncti 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9 from The Art of the Fugue
Langsamer Satz
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"

Tickets start at $35 ($30 + $5 service fee).

This program is made possible by The Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

MetLiveArts tickets include Museum admission on the day of the event, only during Museum business hours. For more information or inquiries about accessible seating, call 212-570-3949 or email meteventtix@metmuseum.org.

Image: Quartetto di Cremona, photo by Nikolaj Lund

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