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Three quartets composed in quick succession between 1977 and 1979 inaugurate the third phase of Weinberg’s quartet output, in which continued experimentation takes him through the quizzical compression of the single-movement No. 13, through the inscrutability of the five-movement No. 14 to the extraordinarily powerful nine-movement No. 15..
Between 1965 and 1970 Weinberg approached a second apex of his string quartet output, working through the increasingly adventurous tenth and eleventh and culminating in the notably experimental twelfth, in which influences from Bartók and the Polish school provide new fuel for his mature musical language. Weinberg Quartet No. 10, Op. 85 We..
A quartet dedicated to the memory of Weinberg’s sister, who perished at the hands of the Nazis, followed by a farewell to the genre that leads towards the light. And to finish, the dramatic potency of the Piano Quintet, the work that helped make Weinberg’s name and which he recorded with the Borodin Quartet. Weinberg Quartet No. 16 in A..
A new work by Richard Whalley based on analogies between music and Icelandic geology and landscapes is sandwiched by two more Schubert masterpieces: the driving single-movement Quartettsatz and the sublime C major String Quintet, beloved of Desert Island Discs guests. Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 Whalley Mantle Plume (first per..
A new work for cello and piano by Camden Reeves, written in memory of his jazz-loving grandfather and with echoes of the style of Bill Evans, precedes Prokofiev’s pungently idiosyncratic first quartet of 1931. Followed at 2.30pm by Quatuor Danel Seminar. Reeves Still above Ground – Elegy for Cello and Piano (first performance) Prokofiev..