Leo Tolstoy’s classic novella the Kreutzer Sonata – a story of love, jealousy and revenge – inspired Janáček to write his unruly String Quartet no.1. An abridged version of the story together with the quartet and additional musical material by composer Mihkel Kerem weaves all of these elements together into a monodrama for narrator and string quartet.
Text: Leo Tolstoy (English)
Music: Leoš Janáček – String Quartet no.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Concept: Mihkel Kerem
Actor: Drew Santini
Musicians: Mihkel Kerem, Rada Ovcharova violins, Emlyn Stam viola, Willem Stam cello
19 November 2019 | 8:30 pm
Theater Branoul | The Hague