Hugo Wolf Quartet
Austrian Cultural Forum (11 E. 52nd St., Manhattan)
In the course of just a few short years, the Hugo Wolf Quartet has developed from a chamber music lover’s best-kept secret to one of the most sought-after string quartets of its generation. Their entire evening at the ACFNY, appropriately titled “All Wolf,” is devoted to Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), an Austrian composer of Slovene origin especially noted for his Lieder, which he treated with an expressive intensity unique in late Romantic music, somewhat related to that of the Second Viennese School in concision, but unrelated in technique.
Intermezzo E flat major
String Quartet in D minor “Entbehren sollst du, sollst entbehren”