Selected by: Say & Tsjaikovski

with Borusan Quartet

17:00 / Mo 31 Jan / Muziekgebouw Main Hall / € 28

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Photo : Ozge Balkan

Borusan Quartet

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


String Quartet ‘Divorce'


String Quarte no. 3, op. 30

The title of Fazil Say’s string quartet says it all: Divorce. His string quartet falls apart in three movements. From a pleasant evening, to a melancholic chill, to deep hatred and envy. Tchaikovsky’s Third String Quartet is also about loss; the loss of a dear friend. A funeral march is at the centre, but it continues rather cheerfully. Where Say ends at rock bottom, Tchaikovsky seems to be saying: life goes on, don’t grieve for too long.


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.