String quartet no. 1, "Kreutzer-Sonate" Leoš Janaček
New work (commission BOZAR, Philharmonie de Paris, ProQuartet, Heidelberger Frühling - Belgian premiere) Miroslav Srnka
String Quartet no. 15, op. 161, D 887 Franz Schubert
This performance by the Diotima Quartet transports us to Central Europe, particularly to the Czech Republic. Along with a Belgian premiere of the string quartet by contemporary composer Miroslav Srnka, Diotima performs a piece by Leoš Janáček. The composer drew inspiration for his String Quartet no. 1 from Leo Tolstoy's novel The Kreutzer Sonata, which in turn was inspired by Beethoven's symphony of the same name. Diotima closes the programme with Franz Schubert's final string quartet, a monumental piece of great depth and symphonic overtones.