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Tchaikovsky and Wagner

Tue / Mar 28, 2023 - 8:00PM

Wagner’s Tristan comes to the chamber stage, plus Tchaikovsky’s melodic String Quartet No. 1.

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About this Performance

String quartets by Bartók and Tchaikovsky bookend this program—the visceral and cathartic former contrasting with the latter’s refined lyricism that famously moved the author Leo Tolstoy to tears in a moment Tchaikovsky called one of the proudest of his life. In between, musicians of the LA Phil perform a chamber reduction of the grand and sweeping orchestral selections from the third act of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

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