The small northern-Italian city of Cremona remains the world’s epicenter of string-instrument craft almost half a millennium after the first artisans opened their shops, and today, several rare Cremonese instruments call The Met their permanent home. Join the Quartetto di Cremona – modern Cremona’s foremost musical ensemble – as they free four of our most prized instruments from their display cases for an evening of favorite string quartets. Hear two violins from the famed Cremona workshop of Antonio Stradivari; a viola by Jacob Stainer, German-speaking Europe's first known luthier; and a cello by French romanticist Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.
Bach: Contrapuncti 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9 from The Art of the Fugue
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, D.804 "Rosamunde"
Tickets start at $35 ($30 + $5 service fee).
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