Alexander String Quartet and Eli Eban, clarinet
Brahms String Quintet
Frederick Lifsitz, Sandy Wilson and Eli Eban introduce this week’s Front Row Concert featuring the Alexander String Quartet/Eli Eban recording of the Andantino from Brahms’ Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115. We also featured their recording of a track from Mozart’s Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, KV 581 three weeks ago.
The Alexander String Quartet has been Ensemble-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances for 25 years. We are honored to be able to present them in a variety of concerts each year. Their final performance of this season was scheduled for Saturday, May 16, and we had hoped to have a special toast to them, with all of you, to celebrate the Quartet and their ongoing relationship with SFP. But since we can't do that right now, we're thrilled to offer this preview of their upcoming CD, featuring the clarinet quintets of Mozart (three weeks ago) and Brahms (this week), with clarinetist Eli Eban. I hope you will enjoy this beautiful new recording, in anticipation of its public release in August.
Frederick Lifsitz, Sandy Wilson and Eli Eban introduce this week’s Front Row Concert
Zakarias Grafilo, violin
Frederick Lifsitz, violin
Paul Yarbrough, viola
Sandy Wilson, cello
Eli Eban, clarinet
Andantino—Presto non assai, ma con sentimento from Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115
Recorded at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Belvedere, CA on June 10–14, 2019
Track from the upcoming Foghorn Classics release: Brahms & Mozart Clarinet Quintets