MICHELANGELO STRING QUARTET

STRAVINSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH, TCHAIKOVSKY

  • Faculty

Artists

Michelangelo String Quartet
Mihaela Martin

Violin

Stephen Waarts

Violin

Nobuko Imai

Viola

Frans Helmerson

Violoncello

Program

Igor Strawinsky

Concertino

Igor Strawinsky

Three Pieces for String Quartet

Dmitri Schostakowitsch

String Quartet No. 3 in F Major op. 73

Pjotr Tschaikowsky

String Quartet No. 2 in F Major op. 22

Duration: c.: 2h 0m

How do you engage with the historical traditions and formal conventions that define a musical genre such as the string quartet? The Michelangelo String Quartet examines the diverse ways in which several Russian composers have grappled with and answered that question. At one end of the spectrum, Stravinsky, in his compositions for four strings, completely dissolves the standard quartet structure, while at the other, Shostakovich takes up that tradition, only to push it in radically new directions.

At the end of the season, the Quartet Week casts a spotlight on what many consider to be the quintessential chamber music format. Between June 7 and 16, eleven extraordinary international ensembles will explore both the historical development and the vast emotional scope of the string quartet genre in the intimate space of the Pierre Boulez Saal.

Promoter & ticket sales

Pierre Boulez Saal | Französische Straße 33 D, Berlin, Germany

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