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Borodin, Mendelssohn & Brahms

with Borusan Quartet

20:15 / Sun 30 Jan / Muziekgebouw Main Hall / € 39

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Photo : Ozge Balkan

Borusan Quartet

Esen Kivrak (violin)
Nilay Sancar (violin)
Efdal Altun (viola)
Çağ Erçağ (cello)

Borodin

String Quartet no. 1

Fanny Mendelssohn

String Quartet

Brahms

String Quartet no. 2, op. 51/2

The Borusan Quartet – having reached an almost cult status in Turkey and being one of the great discoveries of the previous String Quartet Biennale – presents an apparent hit program: Borodin, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Although: it is not Felix, but his sister Fanny Mendelssohn. And it is not Borodin’s well-known second string quartet, but his first. With Brahms as the icing on this big cake, it is a thoroughly romantic program – which is not at all obvious for a string quartet from Turkey. Nothing is really what it seems with the Borusan Quartet.

Fanny Mendelssohn played a huge role in Felix’s music. He named her Minerva, after the Greek goddess of wisdom. In her own string quartet, you can hear why: it is like a collection of all the most beautiful moments of the late Beethovens. Borodin and Brahms, both influenced in their own way by Beethoven, put so many ideas and emotions in their string quartets that the result is sometimes a dense forest, where the sun occasionally shines through the leaves. In Borodin this arouses a warm feeling of nostalgia, Brahms struggles with freedom and loneliness.

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Nothing is really what it seems with the Borusan Quartet.

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