25.11.23, 19:30, Quatuor Danel
For more than thirty years, Quatuor Danel has been a guest at the most prestigious stages. Their concert at MIRY is a tribute to cellist Marcel Lequeux on behalf of his widow Annemie Vercauteren. The quartet opens magnanimously with Jean Sibelius’ haunting Andante Festivo. The second movement of Beethoven’s first quartet is said to have been inspired by the tomb scene from Romeo and Juliet, hence the dignified melancholy that pervades the music. Tchaikovsky, too, was an avid reader of Shakespeare. The year after his own overture around the tragic love couple, he wrote his first of three string quartets. It became an absolute heartbreaker, to which even the great Tolstoy had no response but tears.
J. Sibelius (1865-1957)
– Andante Festivo
L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)
– Strijkkwartet nr. 1 in F majeur Op. 18 nr. 1
P. Tsjaikovski (1840-1893)
– Strijkkwartet nr. 1 in D majeur Op. 11