HEATH STRING QUARTET03/25/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan
HEATH STRING QUARTET
Oliver Heath, violin; Sara Wolstenholme, violin; Gary Pomeroy, viola; Chris Murray, cello
HAYDN: String Quartet in C major, Op 74, No. 1
WIDMANN: String Quartet No 4
TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet in D major, Op. 11
The Heath String Quartet from London, praised for its “unforced beauty and tremulous tension” (The Times) and “exquisite tenderness” (The Telegraph), comes to New York City for a Lincoln Center Great Performers concert and its debut at Treetops CMS.
This program opens with one of Haydn’s groundbreaking Apponyi Quartets, composed after Haydn’s first trip to London in 1790. Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet, subtitled “Accordion” for its opening chords, includes the famous second movement, inspired by a Russian Folk song, which has been arranged for every conceivable instrumentation. The discovery work in the program is Jörg Widmann’s String Quartet No 4, which the The Guardian describes as “astoundingly virtuosic…, mentally and musically, and jaw-droppingly beautiful at times…”