The Juilliard Quartet plays Schubert and Mozart with Astrid Schween

The Juilliard Quartet ended 2015 with a pair of concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, including an all-Elliott Carter performance named by Mark Stryker in the Detroit Free Press as one of the best artistic moments of the year:

“Longtime champions of the American modernist composer Elliott Carter, the Juilliard quartet gave a revelatory performance of his landmark String Quartet No. 1 (1951). The quartet found the expressive soul at the core of the piece, allowing the music’s startlingly independent lines to weave a kind of magic spell of conversation that flowed so naturally that the piece felt about half as long as its 40-minute running time.”

The JSQ’s Detroit residency was completed by a concert of Schubert and Mozart, featuring Schubert’s String Quintet for which they were joined by cellist Astrid Schween, who will join the JSQ in the Fall of 2016, after Joel Krosnick officially completes a stellar 42-year tenure.  (Be sure to look for Krosnick’s honest and heartfelt reflections on his time with the Juilliard Quartet in the Feb. edition of the Juilliard Journal, out soon.)