Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
The Heath Quartet returns to Wigmore Hall with a fascinating blend of 'Viennese' works, each marked by contrapuntal dialogue and powerful expressive contrasts. Haydn's Quartet Op.77 no.1 is one of his last, a master in his later years. Berg's Quartet is an early work, the product of a composer exploring his new-found harmonic freedoms, while Beethoven's third quartet for Count Razumovsky is truly inspired, a man at the height of his creative powers taking the quartet form to exciting new places.
Beethoven: String Quartet in C, Op. 59 No. 3 'Razumovsky'
The Heath Quartet is among the finest young ensembles from the UK emerging onto the international concert scene. They gave an acclaimed series of Beethoven's complete string quartets at Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirk in 2011, and were part of Wigmore's Emerging Talent scheme.