Quatuor Mosaïques @ Kilkenny Arts Festival

Quatuor Mosaïques @ Kilkenny Arts Festival

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 1.00pm

Schubert: Dreaming the Sublime

Our Schubert season opens with a mouthwatering trio of concerts from one of the world’s leading string quartets.

Since its formation 30 years ago, the Vienna-based Quatuor Mosaïques has spearheaded the period-instrument revival, performing in major concert venues all over the world and winning countless plaudits (including a Gramophone Award) for its flawless musicianship and unique sound. 

For these first appearances in Ireland in almost 20 years the ensemble focuses on Schubert’s late quartets; four celebrated pieces written towards the end of the composer’s life, including the incomplete but masterly ‘Quartettsatz’, the magnificent Quartet in G major, and the transcendent ‘Death and the Maiden’. For the final concert Quatuor Mosaïques is joined by guest cellist Matthias Bartolomey to perform one of Schubert’s greatest works: the String Quintet in C major.

Supported by Susie Thomson

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The Late String Quartets I

Friday 11 August

String Quartet no. 13 in A minor, D804 (‘Rosamunde’) 
String Quartet no. 14 in D minor, D810 (‘Death and the Maiden’)

80 mins approx. (without interval)

The Late String Quartets II

Saturday 12 August

String Quartet no. 12 in C minor, D703 (‘Quartettsatz’) 

String Quartet no. 15 in G major, D887

60 mins approx. (without interval)

The String Quintet

Sunday 13 August

String Quintet in C major, D956

60 mins approx. (without interval)

Erich Höbarth violin

Andrea Bischof violin

Anita Bitterer viola

Christophe Coin cello 

Published on 31 May 2017

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