Saddleworth Concerts Society

Quatuor Danel

Dec 5–5, 2018

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Variations on a Russian Folk Song: each variation is by a different composer: Artsibushev, Scriabin, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, Wihtol, Blumenfeld, Ewald, Winkler and Sokolov
Shebalin: String Quartet No. 5 in F minor, Op. 33 “Slavonic”
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden”

Quatuor Danel

Dec 5, 2018

The Quatuor Danel was founded in 1991 and has been at the forefront of the international music scene ever since, with important concert performances worldwide and a row of groundbreaking CD recordings. The quartet is famous for their bold, concentrated interpretations of the string quartet cycles of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Weinberg.

Their lively and fresh vision on the traditional quartet repertoire has delivered them subsequent praise from public and press. The other part of their force lies in the collaboration with major contemporary composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann, Sofia Gubaidulina, Pascal Dusapin Jorg Widmann and Bruno Mantovani.

Since 2005, the Quatuor Danel has been quartet in residence at the University of Manchester, where they uphold a tradition of coaching and collaborations with world-renowned musicologists.

Picture courtesy of Marco Borggreve.