An array of artists at London's Wigmore Hall,
reviewed by BILL NEWMAN
Wednesday 24 February 2011
The epitome of great playing and interpretation. The last of Haydn's 'Sun' Quartets [Quartet in A, Op 20 No 6], full of novel ideas, whimsicality and professional know how; Mendelssohn [Quartet in E flat, Op 44 No 3], at the peak of instrumental genius with a profusion of ideas, colours and key changes, and lastly Berg [Lyric Suite], at his most concentrated and diverse in six movement format -- starting in obtuse vein and finishing with a low down motif for string solo. In between, comes every complex, diffuse set of ideas imaginable -- the last word in individual movement markings sets the scene: giovale, amoroso, misterioso, appassionato, delicando, desolato. Wow!
Sunday 6 March and Tuesday 8 March 2011
The Wihan Quartet have now taken over the mantle of Czech String Quartet Supreme from their predecessors, the older Smetana Quartet...
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