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Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
7:30 PM
Show: 7:30 pm

“This is a genre made particularly famous by Beethoven, so that anyone who is not Beethoven is scared stiff of it,” wrote Gabriel Fauré of the string quartet. Fauré’s String Quartet in E Minor—his final work—borrows from an unfinished youthful violin concerto and fearlessly explores new thematic and harmonic territory. Beethoven’s String Quartet in G Major honors the Classical style with its elegance and ebullient spirit, while Bartók’s work derives energy from a pair of driving scherzos: one quiet and terrifying, the other playful, weaving a mysterious spell with its slow movement’s impressionist tone.

Performers
Quatuor Ebène
·· Pierre Colombet, Violin
·· Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin
·· Adrien Boisseau, Viola
·· Raphaël Merlin, Cello

Program
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
FAURÉ String Quartet in E Minor
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 4