Paris in the belle-époque: a city of swirling emotions, shimmering colours and hearts worn passionately on sleeves. Welcome to the gorgeous world of Chausson’s Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, a lush, soaring masterpiece that’s like nothing except its own intoxicating self. It’s a magnificent way for the Coull Quartet – plus two friends – to begin their new season, so treat yourself to this most indulgent of musical pleasures! Music by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Haydn offers both a context and a delicious contrast.

Haydn Quartet in G Op.64 No. 4
Mendelssohn Andante and Scherzo Op 81 Nos 1 & 2
Debussy Sonata in G minor for violin and piano
Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet Op.21 (with Paul Barritt, violin, and James Lisney, piano)

For four decades here at the University of Warwick, the Coull Quartet has invited you to join them on that journey. This season their concerts will take you to Brazil, Hungary, France, and Soviet Russia; they’ll laugh, cry, and fall in love. There’s no emotion that can’t be expressed by a string quartet – and no string quartet commits to this music more deeply than the Coulls.