Charlotte Maclet violin
Edward Brenton violin
Alex Koustas viola
Joseph Zeitlin cello
Schubert: Quartettsatz D703
Haydn: Quartet in F Op.50/5
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor Op.13
* Please note change to advertised repertoire. Due to injury, violinist Vlad Maistorovici is unable to perform this evening and we are very grateful to Charlotte Maclet who will replace him in this slightly amended programme.
The Eeden Quartet is named after Van den Eeden, one of Beethoven’s first keyboard teachers and a prominent influential figure in his formative years. The Quartet performs regularly throughout Europe. Highlights for 2015/16 include a tour of Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands and quintet concerts with Leslie Howard and Graham Oppenheimer.
This performance features three Romantic works. Schubert’s Quartettsatz D703 (1820) is the first movement of a string quartet that the composer never completed. The unfinished quartet is regarded as one of the first products of Schubert’s mature phase of composition. Secondly, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor (1827) features one of the earliest and most significant examples of cyclic form in music. Finally, Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor (1893) was written at the height of the fin-de-siecle and features impressionistic tonal shifts, characteristic of the composer’s style.
Tickets: £10. Free entry for people aged 8 – 25 (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme).
Doors open at 5.30pm. A cash bar will be available from 5.45pm.