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Arod Quartet

Programme

String Quartet tba Joseph Haydn
String Quartet Benjamin Attahir
String Quartet no. 2, op. 13 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy


For this concert, the Arod Quartet is seeking out the oldest and most recent pieces for string quartet. Haydn is invariably referred to as the spiritual father of the string quartet, whereas Benjamin Attahir is yet to turn 30. The young French composer's music, in which distinctly rhythmic passages alternate with surprisingly lyrical moments, has won several awards and been performed by some of the best artists in the biggest concert halls. Incredibly, Felix Mendelssohn was even younger than Attahir when he penned his String Quartet No 2. He wrote it at the age of 18, a few months after Beethoven's death, and the latter's influence is unmistakeable.