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Beethoven & Shostakovich

April 19, 2022
Benaroya Hall

Seattle Symphony

While composing his Ninth String Quartet, Shostakovich discarded a whimsical early version based on childhood themes and opted for a more assertive musical narrative. Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, subtitled “Serioso,” foreshadows some of Shostakovich’s trademarks, including dramatic, unexpected harmonic shifts and experimental structures. Hear the talented musicians of the Seattle Symphony take center stage to perform this exquisite assortment of chamber works.

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