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The unified impulse of the Brentano Quartet

Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin, Nina Lee and Misha Amory of the Brentano String Quartet
Jürgen Frank
Mark Steinberg, Serena Canin, Nina Lee and Misha Amory of the Brentano Quartet

Classical KC's Brooke Knoll speaks with Serena Canin of the Brentano Quartet about the group's guiding principles, finding inspiration in Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved," and working with Kansas City-native Joyce DiDonato. We'll hear one of Beethoven's last works as well as contemporary music by Jake Heggie and Steven Mackey.


Brooke Knoll


Serena Canin, violin


String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135
II. Vivace
III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
by Ludwig van Beethoven

Camille Claudel - Into the Fire (Live)
Prelude - Awakening
I. Rodin
II. La Valse
IV. La petite chatelaine
V. The Gossips
by Jake Heggie
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

by Steven Mackey

You can learn more about the Brentano Quartet at brentanoquartet.com.

Brentano performs at the Folly Theatre on Friday, January 14th. You can learn about this performance, and the Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City at chambermusic.org.

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at brooke@classicalkc.org.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.