French string quartet in music by Beethoven and Bartók.
Saturday 3 February 2018 16.00Ends approximately 18.00
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 Béla Bartók’s exceptional String Quartet No. 4. Bartók was one of the great innovators of the twentieth century. Like few others, he opened his ears to the surrounding world and allowed himself to be fascinated and moved. This is especially true of his string quartets, which are a cross between the late Romantic era and Expressionism, between east and west, and between emotion and reason.
The musicApproximate times
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in G major21 min
Béla Bartók String Quartet No. 423 min
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in E flat major "Harp Quartet"31 min
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