Alexander String Quartet
Brahms—Recorded Friday, June 12, 2020

Having the Alexander String Quartet come back together for the first time since March to finish a recording of Brahms and perform these quartets seemed like the perfect opportunity to share this music, in this moment, with our patrons and friends. It’s the ideal way to begin this new Sanctuary series as well, with some of Brahms’ most stirring, beautiful and tender works, including a special arrangement of the Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2 for piano, arranged here for the ASQ by first violinist Zakarias Grafilo.


String Quartet in C minor, Opus 51, No. 1
 Romanze: Poco Adagio
 Allegretto molto moderato e comodo

String Quartet in A minor, Opus 51, No. 2
 Allegro non troppo
 Andante moderato
 Quasi Minuetto, moderato
 Finale: Allegro non assai

Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2
 Andante teneramente
 (arranged for string quartet by Zakarias Grafilo)

Funded in part by a generous gift from Thomas and Lily Beischer

Produced, engineered and mastered by Matt Carr

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