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Saturday 14th October 2017, 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk with the artists at 6:30pm
Venue: John Innes Centre
- Beethoven: Quartet in D, Op.18 No.3
- György Kurtág: Officium Breve
- Schubert: Quartet in G, D.887
The Berlin-based Kuss Quartet plays Beethoven’s youthfully exuberant Quartet Op.18 No.3, and the last and largest of Schubert’s string quartets. Schubert’s ‘heavenly length’, as Schumann called it, affords a strong contrast to the aphoristic style of György Kurtág, who has described his ‘Officium Breve’ as a ‘mini-Requiem to departed friends and colleagues’