27  Summer Festival


Program III: The Kreutzer Affair

Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St, Portland

How did the name of a little known violinist become attached to three significant works of art? Beethoven dedicated his Violin Sonata No. 9 to Rudolphe Kreutzer. Tolstoy’s novella, involving a husband who becomes murderously obsessed with his wife’s musical connection with a handsome young violinist, in turn inspired Janacek’s String Quartet No. 1 which reflects on the obsessive qualities in Tolstoy’s dramatic story. Jealousy and murder, music and literature, all intertwine in this seamless, evening-length program culminating in ECCO’s doubly intense, double-quartet approach.

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 9  in A Major, Op. 47 (Kreutzer) for violin and piano

Leo Tolstoy Selected Readings from The Kreutzer Sonata

Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 1 ”Kreutzer Sonata" (arr. for string orchestra) 

Meet The Players

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Na-Young Baek


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