A string quartet – according to the members of Quatuor Ébène – can be compared to a marriage: you need a lot of patience when dealing with each other. Added to this are passion, technical brilliance and expressiveness, which make the ensemble one of the leading string quartets of our time. In this programme, Quatuor Ébène takes a tour through the history of the genre: from Joseph Haydn’s experimental, sometimes abrasive Quartet op. 20 No. 3 to Franz Schubert's symphonic-like Last Quartet and the original Third String Quartet, in which Béla Bartók combines reminiscences of Hungarian folk music with a highly expressive tonal language.
Pierre Colombet violin
Gabriel Le Magadure violin
Marie Chilemme viola
Yuya Okamoto cello (replacing Raphaël Merlin)
String Quartet in G minor, Hob. III:33
String Quartet No. 3, Sz 85
String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D 887