Quarto Quartet

1 November 2010 | 19:30

Quarto Quartet plays in Music Lessons one of the most beautiful pieces for string quartet that is associated with much mystique. The string quartet op. 132 was written by Beethoven when very ill at the end of his life and is not played quite frequently due to its difficulty. Performance of the piece is a matter of prestige for any string quartet.

String Quartet No. 15 in a minor, op. 132

Ludwig van Beethoven
1. Assai sostenuto – Allegro
2. Allegro ma non tanto
3. Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart: Molto adagio – Andante
4. Alla marcia, assai vivace
5. Allegro appassionato

Quarto Quartet’s principal members are: Ivan Penchev – violin, Darina Vassileva – piano, Tatiana Todorova – viola and Stoyan Bozhkov – violoncello. The quartet’s extra members are Svetlana Stancheva – violin, Silvet Salieva – contrabass and Atanas Iliev – clarinet.

“I have to express my admiration for the skill [of Quarto Quartet] to perform completely different in style and period musical pieces with a diverse character and direction, with both classical and contemporary sound – their performances always fascinate with energy, creativity and stylistic artistic standards.”

Prof. Dimiter Kozev

Admission: 8 levs and includes a Quarto Quartet CD.

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