PRESENTED In association with Chamber Music New ZealanD
“The Brodsky Quartet are the team for the new century” Gramophone
The European quartet that more than anyone else redefined the possibilities of the string quartet today is the Brodsky Quartet. But first and foremost, they are a group of top notch players committed to the craft and sound of the quartet. In this program they explore the concept of fugue in some of the most explosively contrapuntal works ever written, from Bach’s final statement to Bartok’s first quartet, often described as Beethoven’s 17th.
J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Contrapuncti I and VI from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), Adagio and Fugue KV 546
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827), Grosse Fuge op 133
Bela Bartok (1881-1945), String Quartet nr 1
Brodsky Quartet (UK)
Gina McCormack, Ian Belton, Jacqueline Thomas and Paul Cassidy
ADULT $82, CONCESSION/MEMBER $72, UNDER 30 $30
This concert is generously supported by Margaret Frey.