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Cuarteto Casals

The Barcelona-based quartet open with the magical radiance of Haydn, followed by the intense emotions of Bartók and close with the grand dramas of Beethoven.

Haydn String Quartet in C major Op 33 No 3 ‘Bird’
Bartók String Quartet No 3
Beethoven Quartet in F major Op 59 No 1 ‘Razumovsky’

With its astonishingly fresh, sometimes surprising performances, the Cuarteto Casals has quickly established itself as one of the world’s most compelling younger chamber ensembles – and one of the most respected. Blending passionate expressiveness with elegant sophistication, the Barcelona-based players bring immaculate technique to their searching, searing insights.

They have focused strongly on the exhilarating quartets of Beethoven throughout their career and they close their wide-ranging International Festival recital with the grand dramas and hearty good humour of his final ‘Razumovsky’ quartet.

They open with the magical radiance and avian inspirations of Haydn’s witty ‘Bird’ Quartet. In between, the intense emotions of Bartók’s brief but punchy Third Quartet.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Cuarteto Casals

Haydn String Quartet in C major Op 33 No 3 ‘Bird’
Bartók String Quartet No 3
Beethoven Quartet in F major Op 59 No 1 ‘Razumovsky’

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6 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.

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Niall and Carol Lothian