Sunday Morning Concert
with Quatuor Kitgut
11:00 / Sun 30 Jan / Muziekgebouw Main Hall / € 25
Historically Informed Practice Morning Pre-String Quartet
Amandine Beyer (viool)
Naaman Sluchin (viool)
Josèphe Cottet (altviool)
Frédéric Baldassare (cello)
Fantazia nr. 11, Z. 742; Curtain Tune on a Ground from Timon of Athens, Z. 632
Curtain tune from The Tempest; Consort of Four Parts, Suite no. 2 in D
String Quartet no. 55, op. 71/2
Fantazia no. 5, Z. 736; Hornpipe from King Arthur, Z. 628; Pavane, Z. 752; Chaconne, Z. 730
The Quatuor Kitgut approaches music, like a growing number of quartets, from the historical perspective: they try to reconstruct, the sound and the technique of the time in which the music was written. An experience that is as authentic as possible. But with Amandine Beyer on first violin – “[her performances] take you away from the marked paths, tickle your imagination, cling to your dreams and create a joyful feeling of happiness.” – this quartet is anything but a history lesson.
In 2020 they partially released this programme on CD. English music from before the string quartet, linked to Haydn’s opus 71/2. The bar is set high for both string quartets and historical performances, but the relatively new Quatuor Kitgut received nothing but praise for their recordings. If they take even a fraction of the sparkle and fun of those recordings to the Biennale, this promises to be the perfect Sunday morning.
If they take even a fraction of the sparkle and fun of those recordings to the Biennale, this promises to be the perfect Sunday morning.