ENDELLION STRING QUARTET

SUNDAY 16TH JULY 2017

ENDELLION STRING QUARTET

© Eric Richmond

 

Haydn

String Quartet Op. 54 No.2, Hob III: 57

Webern

Five pieces for String Quartet Op. 5

Mozart

String Quartet No. 21, K575 ("Prussian")

Brahms

String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2

Our final concert has a mouth-watering programme of music from Haydn, arguably ‘the father of the string quartet’ to Webern’s Five Pieces – an early work, his first plunge into atonalism, which owes a lot to Mahler (and lasts about 10 minutes), via late Mozart and the second of Brahms’ long awaited works for string quartet.

The Endellion String Quartet is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world. Three of its original founding members continue to play in the quartet, now in its 37th season. Ralph de Souza joined them thirty years ago in 1986. In 2013 Gramophone stated 'There’s always a feeling when listening to the Endellion Quartet that you’re listening to the Urtext method of quartet playing. Maybe 35 years of playing together has brought to them as a group a uniformity of thought and instinct that allows them to play as a single entity.'                      

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