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Thematic Fridays Repeated on Saturdays

A History of the Quartet in Seven Concerts
Peripheries, 1870-1914

16, 17 March 2018
Thematic Fridays: Peripheries, 1870-1914


As the nineteenth century progressed, the quartet spread to conquer new territories in the heat of musical nationalisms. Popular languages were incorporated into its writing and, in the transition to the twentieth century, it served as a privileged vehicle for the exploration of the historical avant-garde in search of new timbres.

SERIES: A History of the Quartet in Seven Concerts

PDF version of the program "A History of the Quartet in Seven Concerts"

Program of the series:

  • (I) The Rise of the Quartet, 1760-1780 (27 and 28 October 2017)
    • Cuarteto Casal (Felix Froschhammer, violin; Rachel Rosina Späth, violin; Markus Fleck, viola and Andreas Fleck, cello) and Miguel Ángel Marín, presenter
    • G. B. Sammartini, G. Brunetti, L. Boccherini and F. X. Richter
  • (II) The Quartet as Conversation, 1780-1800 (24 and 25 November 2017)
    • Cuarteto Quiroga (Aitor Hevia, violin; Helena Poggio, cello; Josep Puchades, viola and Cibrán Sierra, violin)
    • F. J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart and I. Pleyel
  • (III) Vienna, 1800-1830 (15 and 16 December 2017)
    • Presentation: Luis Gago
    • Cuarteto Carducci (Matthew John Denton, violin; Michelle Ann Fleming, violin; Eoin Schmidt-Martin, viola and Emma Jane Denton, cello) and Luis Gago, presenter and conferenciante
    • L. van Beethoven and F. Schubert
  • (IV) Beethoven’s Shadow, 1830-1870 (9 and 10 February 2018)
    • Presentation: Eva Sandoval
    • Cuarteto Van Kuijk (Nicolas van Kuijk, violin; Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin; Emmanuel François, viola and François Robin, cello) and Eva Sandoval, presenter and conferenciante
    • F. Mendelssohn and R. Schumann
  • (V) Peripheries, 1870-1914 (16 and 17 March 2018)
    • Presentation: Fernando Delgado
    • Cuarteto Gerhard (Judit Bardolet, violin; Lluís Castán, violin; Miquel Jordá, viola and Jesús Miralles, cello) and Fernando Delgado, presenter and conferenciante
    • M. Ravel, E. Toldrà and B. Smetana
  • (VI) New Resources, 1914-1970 (11 and 12 May 2018)
    • Diotima Quartet (Yung-Peng Zhao, violin; Constance Ronzatti, violin; Franck Chevalier, viola and Pierre Morlet, cello) and Jorge Fernández Guerra, presenter
    • I. Stravinsky, A. Berg, B. Bartók and P. Boulez
  • (VII) Future Challenges, from 1970 (1 and 2 June 2018)
    • Attacca Quartet (Amy Schroeder, violin; Keiko Tokunaga, violin; Nathan Schram, viola and Andrew Yee, cello) and Germán Gan , presenter
    • T. Takemitsu, A. Pärt, O. Golijov and C. Shaw
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