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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Quatuor Ébène

31 August 2013 at 11:00am

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)


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Supported by Donald and Louise MacDonald
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes approximately

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EIF: Quatuor Ébène
Event EIF: Quatuor Ébène
Date 31 August 2013 at 11:00am
Tickets £8 - £29
Notes For telephone sales please contact EIF on 0131 473 2000 or online sales here.