Debussy Quartet in G minor Op.10
Hallgrimsson Quartet No.2
Beethoven Quartet in E flat Op.74 The Harp
Debussy only wrote one string quartet, but he made every note blaze with passion. Beethoven had a bit more experience, and in his Quartet Op.74 he simply cut loose – expect thirty minutes of flying sparks, true romance and a violinist spinning out of control.
But both pieces positively glow with inner warmth. They’ll make a luminous, multi-coloured setting for the Second Quartet by Icelandic composer Haflidi Hallgrímsson: a heartfelt elegy for a friend that finds strength and hope amidst a vast, otherworldly musical landscape of loss. It’s unforgettable.
Pre-concert talk – Thu 22 Oct 2015 6.15pm. Click here for more information.