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The String Quartet

sun 24 jan 2021 14:00 

Presented by Leo Samama.

After the second part of the Second string quartet by Ropartz, you’ll hear the huge String quartet Opus 16 by Albéric Magnard. Magnard was a symphonist pur sang. He is also seen as the French Bruckner. In his only string quartet, you can also hear the influence of Bruckner. Pierre Lalo’s enthusiastic review (yes, he is Edouard Lalo’s son) preferred Magnard’s only quartet above Ravel’s from the same year! Impressive is the Chant funèbre, the third part, and the brilliant and complex finale (Danses: vive, populaire) with stylised and suggestive dances.

Joseph-Guy Ropartz (1864-1955) – String quartet no.2, in D minor (1911/12)

(3) Très lent, (4) Animé

Performed by: Stanislas Quartet

CD: Timpani

Albéric Magnard (1865-1914) – Strijkkwartet in E minor, Opus 16 (1903)

(1) Sonate, (2) Sérénade, (3) Chant funèbre, (4) Danses

Performed by: Quatuor Ysaÿe

CD: Ysaÿe Records

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