Sunday, February 26, 2012 , 4pm
Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ
There will not be a pre-concert discussion at this concert.
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The Ysaÿe Quartet, acknowledged as one of the world’s supreme quartets, captivates audiences with its subtlety of nuance and its exceptional "joy in sound and patience with sound." The Quartet, named after the great Belgian violinist, composer and quartet player Eugène Ysaÿe, was founded in 1984 and rapidly achieved recognition as one of the leading ensembles of its generation. Its members, Guillaume Sutre and Luc-Marie Aguera, violin, Miguel da Silva, viola, and Yovan Markovitch, cello, all from France, won first prize in the 1988 International String Quartet Competition in Evian, becoming the first French group to do so. The program for their Music in the Park Series debut will feature quartets by Wolfgang Rihm, Debussy, and Brahms.
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Guillaume Sutre - Violin
Aquired wisdom attributes French musicians with a particular sensitivity for color and timbre -a truism, maybe, but undeniably valid in the case of the Ysaÿe Quartet. The ensemble, acknowledged as one of the world’s supreme quartets, captivates audiences with its subtlety of nuance and its exceptional “joy in sound and patience with sound” as the Süddeutsche Zeitung observed after a performance in Munich’s Herkulessaal in early 2009. The concert featured two of Beethoven’s late quartets, Opp. 127 and 132, and the application of French finesse to these German masterpieces resulted in a profound and memorable musical experience.
Andante con moto
|Quartet in G minor
Animé et très décidé
Assez vif et bien rythmé
Andantino doucement expressif
Très mouvementé et avec passion
|Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Opus 51, No. 2
Allegro non troppo
Quasi minuetto, moderato
Finale: Allegro non assai