WHAT'S ON / EIF: Quatuor Ébène
Haydn: String Quartet in C Op 76 No 3 ‘Emperor’
Bartók: String Quartet No 4
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 2 in A minor
The players of France’s Ébène Quartet bring this year’s Queen’s Hall concerts to a thrilling conclusion. Praised for their inspirational performances and for a musical maturity well beyond their years, over the last decade they have steadily marked out a reputation as one of the world’s most compelling and sought-after ensembles.
As at home in sophisticated jazz and pop arrangements as they are in classical music, they bring an all-classical concert rich in contrasts.
Haydn’s brightly coloured ‘Emperor’ Quartet is one of his most popular chamber pieces, famous for its slow-movement melody which later became the German national anthem. Mendelssohn wrote his richly Romantic Second Quartet when he was just 18, and Bartók’s Fourth Quartet is a tour de force of virtuosity and expression.
"one of the most dynamic and talented ensembles of its kind" (Boston Globe)
Supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes approximately
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