Cecilia Zilliacus and Kati Raitinen. Photo: Tina Axelsson
Monday at Last with with Quartet and double bass
The Zilliacus Quartet meets bassist Rick Stotijn.
Monday 12 February 2024 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
The Zilliacus Quartet has quickly positioned themselves as one of Sweden’s top string quartets. Cecilia Zilliacus and Kati Raitinen are familiar from the string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen, which founded the concert subscription Monday at Last. Ylvali Zilliacus is a member of the Uppsala Chamber Soloists. Julia-Maria Kretz-Larsson is concertmaster in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Here, the quartet is joined by Rick Stotijn, solo double bass player with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. We enjoy demonstrable proof that the double bass is an incredibly versatile instrument with potential for solos in playful, dramatic music by Jaakko Kuusisto, Carin Malmlöf-Forssling, American Edgar Meyer and Polish composer and doyen Penderecki (1933–2020).
Opera composer Rossini’s Duet for Cello and Double Bass is playful and dazzlingly virtuosic, while Dvorák’s String Quartet, composed for a competition themed “For my country” is infused with pathos and melodious energy.
The musicApproximate times
Jaakko Kuusisto Miniö – Duo for violin and double bass7 min
Teppo Hauta-aho David’s Serenade – Duettino for cello and double bass10 min
Krzysztof Penderecki Duo concertante for violin and double bass6 min
Gioachino Rossini Duet in D major for cello and double bass16 min
Carin Malmlöf-Forssling In memoriam, version for double bass solo2 min
Edgar Meyer Duet for cello and double bass6 min
Antonín Dvorák String Quintet in G major32 min
- Zilliacus Quartet
- Rick Stotijn double bass