Boccherini & Mendelssohn: Virtuosity
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Boccherini, Flute Quintet in G major, G. 438
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op. 3
We end our 2020 virtual season with two virtuoso works: Boccherini’s Flute Quintet in G major and Mendelssohn’s phenomenal Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, written when the composer was just 15 years old. Boccherini (1743-1805) was a musical prodigy and an amazing cellist. He wrote more than a hundred quintets for two cellos and strings, but this unique and beautiful combination of flute and strings has very few peers. Marya speaks with Orion Weiss about the Mendelssohn Piano Quartet, and the challenges of the current moment.
Together, these works demonstrate the beauty and ingenuity of the human spirit. We hope that this, and all of our programs this summer, will buoy you as we look forward to a time when we can all gather together once again!