Formed in 1991, the Quatuor Danel has been acclaimed for its fresh and exciting interpretations of the classics, its dedication to new music, and its passionate advocacy of two great Russian composers: Shostakovich and his friend Mieczysław Weinberg, including complete recorded cycles of both composers’ string quartets. While Shostakovich’s quartets are well known, this concert provides a rare opportunity to hear Weinberg’s Quartet No. 3, a work of magnificent concentration and intensity composed in 1944.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1805-1847)
String Quartet No. 6, Op. 80 (1847)
Allegro vivace assai
Finale: Allegro molto
MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1996)
String Quartet No. 3, in D minor Op. 14 (1944)
Andante sostenuto attacca
DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946)
Moderato con moto
Allegro non troppo
Marc Danel, Gilles Millet (violins) – Vlad Bogdanas (viola) – Yovan Markovitch (cello)
Upcoming recording projects of the Quatuor Danel will consist of the three Tchaikovsky quartets, Piano Quintet by Franck and a longer term project with the late Beethoven.