Formed in London in 2005, the young Chiaroscuro Quartet has already garnered widespread praise for its invigorating, sharply focused performances. Led by acclaimed violin soloist Alina Ibragimova, the Quartet specialises in music from the string quartet’s early years, using period instruments in subtle yet incisive readings of classical repertoire.
To begin their recital, the Chiaroscuro players contrast two quartets that Mozart wrote in homage to Haydn: the playful, high-spirited F major, written when Mozart was only 17, and the searching geniality of the later E flat Quartet. After the interval, they perform Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet, a lyrical, introspective piece revered for its huge dramatic and emotionalscope.
‘consummate and seemingly effortless virtuosity’
BBC Music Magazine
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
James and Morag Anderson
String Quartet in F K168
String Quartet in E flat K428
String Quartet in A minor ‘Rosamunde’