Monday 21 February 2022 7:30PM

Novus String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn, Mozart and Shostakovich


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  • Novus String Quartet
  • Jaeyoung Kim violin
  • Young-Uk Kim violin
  • Kyuhyun Kim viola
  • Wonhae Lee cello

Three outstanding works of the quartet literature in the second programme by the increasingly admired Korean ensemble. The only minor-key work in the set of six quartets the composer dedicated to Haydn, Mozart’s K421 is thought to date from 1783. The Mendelssohn work – his first mature quartet, despite its number – was nevertheless composed when he was just 18 and quotes his own song ‘Ist es wahr?’, deliberately recalling Beethoven’s famous ‘Muss es sein?’ question in his Op. 135 quartet.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • String Quartet in D minor K421
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
      • String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13
  • Interval
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
      • String Quartet No. 3 in F Op. 73

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