Concert August 31. 21.00 h. Schubertíada 2019. QUARTET CASALS
Saturday, August 31
Time: 21.00 h.
Abel Tomàs & Vera Martínez, violins
Jonathan Brown, viola
Arnau Tomàs, cello
Works by Purcell, Mozart & Shostakovich
Fantasias for viols (selection)
n. 4 Fantasia in G minor, Z. 735
n. 6 Fantasia in F major, Z. 737
n. 5 Fantasia in B-flat major, Z. 736
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 17, K. 458, "The Hunt"
String Quartet No. 8, op. 110
First prize winner at the London and Hamburg (Brahms) international competitions, Quartet Casals has become one of the leading string quartets of its generation. It has performed regularly at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna, Kölner Philarmonie, Cité de la Musique Paris, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and the Berlin Philharmonic. The quartet has been profoundly influenced by its work with contemporary composers such as György Kurtág, and has given the world premieres of works by leading Spanish composers. The highlights of his upcoming seasons include Mozart's ten last quartets and other projects focusing on the Hungarian composers Bartók, Ligeti and Kurtág. He has been recognized as a cultural ambassador by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Institut Ramon Llull.