Waikanae Music Society

March 2018

An afternoon concert in the Waikanae Memorial Hall with the first of Beethoven's 'late' quartets: opus 127 in Eb, Schubert's popular Quartettsatz and Debussy's stunning String Quartet in G minor.

PROGRAMMES

Opus 127 is the first of Beethoven’s six “late quartets”. A somewhat tender and introverted work, it contains one of Beethoven’s most sublimely expressive slow movements. The Quartettsatz is one of the most popular and important works in Schubert’s chamber music repertoire, despite being just a single movement from a quartet that was never completed. To round off a concert of contrasts will be Debussy’s String Quartet, a brilliant work of stunning originality. In 1999 the NZSQ released a CD of the Debussy and Fauré Quartets. Amongst enthusiastic reviews, the Washington Post said: “The New Zealanders gave Debussy’s G minor quartet a dreamy, shivering elegance”.

Programme

  Beethoven:

  String Quartet in Eb, Op 127

  Schubert:

  String Quartet in C minor, “Quartettsatz"

  Debussy:

  String Quartet in G minor, Op 10

 

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