Amarins Wierdsma violin
Tim Crawford violin
Christoph Slenczka viola
Yoanna Prodanova cello
Friday 29 November, 2019 at 01:10 pm
Mendelssohn String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44 No. 2
Janáček String Quartet No.1 Kreutzer Sonata
The Barbican Quartet is a fresh, energetic and highly talented young group from London, who really impressed at their recent audition.
Their YouTube recording of the 3rd movement of Beethoven’s Op.18 No.1 will give you an idea of their energy and commitment, and the sheer joy of music-making that goes into each of their performances.
The Mendelssohn precedes Janacek's first quartet, which is based on Tolstoy’s tale of a murder committed during a performance of Beethoven; the music tells the story in a very gestural way, with rapid changes of mood and intensity.