Thursday 24 October 2019 7:30PM

Quatuor Danel

Weinberg and Shostakovich


  • Quatuor Danel

Quatuor Danel begins its eleven-concert, two-season survey of the Polish-Jewish-Russian composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s string quartets, presenting the oeuvre alongside works by Weinberg’s contemporary Shostakovich.

Specialists in Russian repertoire, the French quartet has brought particular dedication to its performances of the string quartets of tonight’s composers, all of which it has recorded; here it performs three early scores by the pair, Weinberg’s dating from 1937 (revised 1985) and 1940 respectively.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODŁEGLA 2017–2022. Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music and POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
  • Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)
        • String Quartet No. 1 Op. 2
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
        • String Quartet No. 1 in C Op. 49
  • Interval
  • Mieczysław Weinberg
        • String Quartet No. 2 Op. 3
  • Encore
  • Mieczysław Weinberg
        • Improvisation & Romance

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