Quatuor Danel

String Quartets Festival

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In partnership with the Biennale de Quatuors a Cordes de la Philharmonie de Paris, Gulbenkian Musica offers, for the third time in its programming, this unique musical moment, bringing together six remarkable contemporary string quartets in an intense two-day chamber music festival. In the 2021/22 season, the string quartets Casals, Tejo, Jerusalem, Borusan, Marmen and Danel will perform a wide quartet repertoire, ranging from J. Haydn to contemporary pieces, with an emphasis on the world premiere of a new work by the Portuguese composer Nuno Costa, which has been commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation. This is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to the genre and have the chance to hear new interpretations of works which have marked the chamber music repertoire as well as discover less well-known pieces which are not so frequently performed.


Programme

Quatuor Danel
Marc Danel 
Violin
Gilles Millet Violin
Vlad Bogdanas Viola
Yovan Markovitch Cello

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
String Quartet No. 2, in A minor, op. 51 no. 2
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante moderato
3. Quasi minuetto, moderato
4. Finale: Allegro non assai

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
String Quartet in G minor, op. 10
1. Animé et très décidé
2. Assez vif et bien rythmé
3. Andantino, doucement expressif
4. Très modéré

Intermission (15 min.)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
String Quartet No. 2 in A major, op. 68
1. Abertura: Moderato con moto
2. Recitativo e Romance: Adagio
3. Valsa: Allegro
4. Tema com variações: Adagio


Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

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