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Elias String Quartet


Genre: Chamber music

Elias String Quartet

Music by Beamish, Ravel and Smetana.

Elias String Quartet is a top international quartet, with musicians from France, Sweden and Scotland. This successful ensemble, whose name is from an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, has recorded all of Beethoven’s string quartets and performed on stages such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York. They have toured the US, Canada, Australia and more.

Elias String Quartet premiered Sally Beamish’s third string quartet, Reed Stanzas, in 2011 at the BBC Proms in London. Beamish’s music often has themes from the Celtic tradition, including this quartet.

Maurice Ravel was 28 when he composed his sole string quartet in 1903. It is well anchored in a classical foundation, but with some inspiration from Debussy as well. The piece quickly became established on the repertoire. The well-known pizzicato section of the second movement is also the vignette music for the programme Kulturstudion (The Culture Studio) on Swedish Television (SVT).

Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 is autobiographical and describes periods from the composer’s life. A polka in the second movement is reminiscent of the days of his youth; the third movement is a paean to love. The piece concludes with a small glimmer of hope that he might regain his hearing, which sadly, Smetana had lost.

Music by Beamish, Ravel and Smetana.

Saturday 28 April 2018 16.00

Ends approximately 18.00

Price:

285 SEK

Elias String Quartet is a top international quartet, with musicians from France, Sweden and Scotland. This successful ensemble, whose name is from an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, has recorded all of Beethoven’s string quartets and performed on stages such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York. They have toured the US, Canada, Australia and more.

Elias String Quartet premiered Sally Beamish’s third string quartet, Reed Stanzas, in 2011 at the BBC Proms in London. Beamish’s music often has themes from the Celtic tradition, including this quartet.

Maurice Ravel was 28 when he composed his sole string quartet in 1903. It is well anchored in a classical foundation, but with some inspiration from Debussy as well. The piece quickly became established on the repertoire. The well-known pizzicato section of the second movement is also the vignette music for the programme Kulturstudion (The Culture Studio) on Swedish Television (SVT).

Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 is autobiographical and describes periods from the composer’s life. A polka in the second movement is reminiscent of the days of his youth; the third movement is a paean to love. The piece concludes with a small glimmer of hope that he might regain his hearing, which sadly, Smetana had lost.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F major
    30 min
  • Sally Beamish Reed Stanzas, String Quartet No. 3
    16 min
  • Intermisson
    20 min
  • Bedrich Smetana String Quartet No. 1 "From My Life"
    27 min
  • Participants

  • Elias String Quartet

Saturday 28 April 2018 16.00

Ends approximately 18.00

Price:

285 SEK