Selected by: Mozart & Korngold
with St. Lawrence String Quartet
17:00 / Fri 4 Febr / Muziekgebouw Grote Zaal / € 28
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Geoff Nuttall (violin)
Owen Dalby (violin)
Lesley Robertson (viola)
Christopher Costanza (cello)
String Quartet no. 15, KV.421
String Quartet no. 3, op. 34
Mozart and Korngold both loved effect. We know about Mozart from his letters that he greatly anticipated the audience’s reaction to his music. In the early twentieth century, Korngold was the first great composer to compose not only concert music but music for Hollywood films as well. These quartets show that neither of them allowed themselves to be led by effect, nor allowed themselves to be seduced by tricks. For them, it was all about the combination of complete mastery of their craft and their rich imagination and sense of drama – to this day still powerful and compelling.
The Selected by. Two major works — side by side, opposite each other; in connection with each other or in contrast. Any periods, styles, sounds and colours of the string quartet in one hour.