Canal March

The emergence of the 20th century

Jorge Fernández Guerra presents the concert "History of the Quartet: New Resources, 1914–1970"

The beginning of the twentieth century bore witness to a revolution in string-quartet writing. Jorge Fernández Guerra presents Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet (the epitome of Neoclassicism), Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite (with its cryptic love messages) and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 3 (an example of purified formal architecture), together with the Livre pour quatuor, a composition on which Pierre Boulez worked for decades.

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