Arcadia Quartet: Bartók Plus


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Sat 21 Sep 2019 1.00pm - 2.00pm
LSO St Luke's, London

JANÁČEK String Quartet No 2, ‘Intimate Letters’
ENESCU Aubade for String Trio
BARTÓK String Quartet No 4

Arcadia Quartet

Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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Part of 2019/20 season

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Complex and crystalline, Bartók’s String Quartet No 4 plays with symmetry, echoes and mirroring to create a work of harmonic and structural brilliance.

The Romanian Arcadia Quartet untangle the dazzling effects, arresting sounds and compositional games Bartók employed for his Fourth String Quartet in this lunchtime concert. Written with an arch structure, the different movements are thematically linked, as motifs and phrases are echoed and toyed with throughout the piece.

The Quartet is complimented by Enescu’s heartening and romantic Aubade, a traditional song for lovers parting at dawn, and Janáček’s passionate and painful ‘Intimate Letters’.

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Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on 18 October

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