Chamber Music

Duke Performances: Escher String Quartet and Dover Quartet

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( Sat., Sep. 28, 2019 )

Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708


The ensembles will perform a program of three works for string octet, each composed by a teenage musical prodigy. Shostakovich’s “Two Pieces” shows the brilliance of the 18-year-old composer before his musical imagination became restricted by ideological entanglements with the Soviet Communist Party. The 19-year-old Enescu’s tour de force combines traditional forms with untraditional chromaticism. Mendelssohn’s piece — perhaps the best known and well loved of all string octets — was composed when he was only 16.

Shostakovich: Prelude & Scherzo: Two Pieces for String Octet, op 11

Enescu: Octet for Strings in C Major, op. 7

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20


$25, $10 Duke Students


$25 - $10


  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM