Presented by The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
The Kreutzer Sonata was first a groundbreaking work for violin and piano written by Beethoven and then was the impetus for Tolstoy's creation of his novella by the same name. In turn, the Czech composer Leos Janacek found inspiration in Tolstoy's novella and wrote his first string quartet, also christened theKreutzer Sonata. Today's concert continues this inspirational thread with playwright Jennifer Fawcett's new theatrical adaptation of Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata, presented side by side with live musical performances of works of the same name by Beethoven and Janacek. New to chamber music? Let "Words with Friends" demystify the music of friends.