FARO | AUDITÓRIO PEDRO RUIVO (CONSERVATÓRIO REGIONAL DO ALGARVE MARIA CAMPINA)
F. J. HAYDN Strings Quartet, Op. 64 No. 5, “The Lark”
C. DEBUSSY Strings Quartet in G minor
L. BEETHOVEN Strings Quartet, Op. 59 nº 1
The FIMA – Festival Internacional de Música do Algarve presents the second concert of the series “Great Quartets”, with the Jerusalem Quartet, who comes from Israel.
Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven are the great masters whose works are interpreted in this concert. Haydn’s “String Quartet, Op. 64 No 5”, nicknamed “The Lark” by the evocation of the singing in the initial Allegretto, opens the program. The “Quartet for strings in G minor” by Debussy is the next piece interpreted, in which the rules of classical harmony are abandoned and the influence of Cesar Frank and his use of cyclic form is highlighted. The concert ends with the “String Quartet, Op. 59 No 1” by Beethoven, a work in which the lyricism and the well accomplished thematic development complement each other admirably.
The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular guest in major world auditoriums. The Israeli musicians embarked on a journey of growth and maturity in1996, which has resulted in a vast repertoire and in an extraordinary profundity of expression.