Quatuor Rincontro came into being on the basis of a long-standing friendship between musicians of different nationalities, performing with well-known European ensembles such asJordi Savall’s Le Concert des Nations. In this concert programme the ensemble presents two revolutionary string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven that made music history move into a new direction.
With his famous Opus 20 (1772) Haydn left the gallant court music of the rococo period behind and enriched the genre with a number of new elements, which in turn heralded the’Sturm und Drang’ of romanticism. About Beethoven’s Opus 131 (1826) Schubert allegedly said: “What can we still write after this?” Schumann, too, cherished this music exceedingly and deemed it “on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by humanart and imagination.”
Pablo Valetti, violin | Mauro Lopes Ferreira, violin | Patricia Gagnon, viola | Petr Skalka, violoncello
Ludwig van Beethoven: String quartet, opus 131 in cis | Joseph Haydn: String quartet in f