Thursday 18 January 2018 7:30PM

Quatuor Diotima

Szymanowski, Rebecca Saunders and Schubert


  • Quatuor Diotima
  • Yun-Peng Zhao violin
  • Constance Ronzatti violin
  • Frank Chevalier viola
  • Pierre Morlet cello

Berlin-based British composer Rebecca Saunders’s multi-hued commission for the exhilarating young players of Quatuor Diotima sparkles with originality.

Its rich textures and tonal contrasts stand in company with Szymanowski’s exquisite Second String Quartet and Schubert’s mighty String Quartet in G.

  • Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
        • String Quartet No. 2 Op. 56
  • Rebecca Saunders (b.1967)
        • Unbreathed (world première) [1]
  • Interval
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • String Quartet in G major D887
  1. Co-commissioned by the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund in the Library of Congress; ECLAT Festival Stuttgart; Festival Musica Strasbourg; Philharmonie Luxembourg; Klangspuren Schwaz; November Music; and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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