Ebene Quartet - Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky
Presented by Martin Handley.
Live from Wigmore Hall, London
The Ebène Quartet - former Radio 3 New Generation Artists - play Mozart's String Quartet in C K465 'Dissonance', Schubert's Quartet in A minor D804 'Rosamunde' and Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11.
Mozart's Quartet No. 19 in C major is the last in a series of six quartets dedicated to Joseph Haydn, and gained its nickname 'Dissonance' on account of its slow, mysterious introduction. Schubert's Quartet No. 13 in A minor, the 'Rosamunde' is another favourite of the string repertoire. Its second movement saw Schubert re-work incidental music originally written for the play 'Rosamunde'. Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1 in D premiered in Moscow in 1871, the famous second movement is said to have moved Leo Tolstoy to tears.
Mozart: String Quartet in C K465 'Dissonance'
Schubert: String Quartet in A minor D804 'Rosamunde'
8.30pm - Music Interval
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11
Ebène String Quartet.