String Quintets: Mozart and Brahms

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

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7:30 PM
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Colorado Music Festival
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The Festival launches its brand new Robert Mann Chamber Series, named for a beloved educator, composer, and “one of the country’s most admired and deeply loved musicians” (The Boston Globe). Mann was a founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet and performed as the quartet’s first violinist for over 50 years. The series opens with Mozart’s heartrending String Quintet in G Minor, considered to be one of the greatest chamber music masterpieces of all time. This moving work ultimately resolves in a well-earned catharsis, a sweet ray of hope. On the other hand, Brahms’ String Quintet in G Major is light and airy from the beginning. Composed during a pleasant Alpine vacation, this magnificent and dramatic quintet pulses with Brahms’ rhythmic games and fresh melodies.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Viola Quintet in G Minor, K. 516

Johannes Brahms, Viola Quintet in G Major, Op. 111

Chautauqua Auditorium
900 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO