French string quartet in music by Beethoven and Fauré. Please note the change of programme.
Saturday 3 February 2018 16.00Ends approximately 17.45
Hearing live chamber music is always an incredibly special experience. When you can see the musicians exchange glances with one another, sense their breathing and hear the movements of their fingers across the instruments, the musical experience becomes powerful and intimate. Here, French Quatuor Ébène will give us this unique experience from the stage of Grünewald Hall.
The ensemble will present one of Beethoven’s early quartets, the sunny and bright Quartet in G Major, as well as the famous Harp quartet, named after the first movement’s characteristic pizzicato, which is reminiscent of the sound of the harp.
In between, we will hear Gabriel Fauré's String Quartet (substituting the String Quartet No 4 by Béla Bartók announced earlier). This was Fauré's last work, completed in 1924 shortly before his death at the age of 79. The music has been described as an intimate meditation on the last things, with themes that seem constantly to be drawn skywards.
The musicApproximate times
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in G major21 min
Gabriel Fauré String Quartet23 min
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in E flat major "Harp Quartet"31 min
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