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Music Break: Revisit Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano String Quartet

Originally Aired: Monday, May 18, 2020

Joyce DiDonato

Photo courtesy of the artist


Watch an encore video stream of WQXR’s exclusive 2018 concert with Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano String Quartet performing selections from their recording, Into the Fire.

Described by The New Yorker as “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation,” DiDonato has appeared in many of the world’s top opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera, the Bavarian State Opera and the Vienna State Opera. The Brentano String Quartet, called “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” by The London Independent, has performed in some the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress and the Konzerthaus in Vienna.

Their album was conceived around Jake Heggie’s song cycle “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire,” and also includes works by Debussy, Strauss and Guillaume Lekeu.

Watch a video stream on this page at 1pm ET.

Joyce DiDonato appears courtesy of Warner Classics.

The Brentano String Quartet

Credit: Photo by Juergen Frank

LEKEU Molto adagio sempre cantante doloroso
HEGGIE Camille Claudel: Into The Fire

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