Ébène String Quartet
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 8:00 pm
The Ébène Quartet blends classical artistry with French cool. The New York Times calls them “one of the standout quartets of the new generation.” They bring flawless technique to their take on the chamber repertoire. Their 2009 album of French string quartets won them awards for record of the year from both Echo Klassik and Gramophone.
For its first appearance in Durham, Ébène begins with one of Mozart’s quartets dedicated to Haydn. They continue with Mendelssohn’s A minor quartet, the eighteen-year-old prodigy’s daring homage to the late quartets of Beethoven. The program concludes with Schumann’s dream-like String Quartet No. 3, composed in his astonishing “Year of Chamber Music.”
Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428, “Haydn”
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13
Schumann: String Quartet No.3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3