Acclaimed Melbourne string quartet Quartz are a confluence of Australian musical talent and outstanding technique, performing sensitive interpretations of great masterpieces that are both innovative and unique.
Beginning with Dvořák’s America, a work of great beauty that is rarely performed. The added depth and sonority of a second viola will undoubtedly heighten the performance of this piece, adding a unique richness.
Quartz carries through to Mendelssohn’s Four Pieces for String Quartet, a collection of individual movements written throughout his life, each showcasing compositional mastery and lightness of touch. The four movements have contrasting moods and evocations yet tie together seamlessly into a work revealing Mendelssohn’s premier qualities: passion, tenderness and civilised wit.
Friday 16 December 2022 6pm; MRC, Primrose Potter Salon
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Tickets: Standard $37 ($30 Concession)