Tuesday 25 October 2022 7:30PM

Quatuor Ebène

Ligeti, Purcell and Schumann


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Quatuor Ebène
  • Pierre Colombet violin
  • Gabriel Le Magadure violin
  • Marie Chilemme viola
  • Raphaël Merlin cello

From ancient to modern in this programme from the French ensemble founded in 1999 which went on to win major awards at the ARD International Music Competition in 2004 and the Belmont Prize from the Forberg-Schneider Foundation in 2005; in 2009 its Ravel, Fauré and Debussy disc won awards from both BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone. Predating the string quartet era, Purcell’s Fantasias were composed for viol consort, while Ligeti’s 1953-4 work was written under the influence of his fellow Hungarian Bartók.

      • A selection of Fantasias by Purcell
  • György Ligeti (1923-2006)
      • String Quartet No. 1 'Métamorphoses nocturnes'
  • Interval
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
      • String Quartet in A minor Op. 41 No. 1

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