Admission Price: Free to attend, please book a place
Series: City University London Concert Series
The Constanze Quartet explores the string quartet repertoire on original instruments, with an eye on historical research, and with the vitality and spontaneity that these composers demand.
J.Haydn Quartet Op 76 No.4 "Sunrise"
I. Allegro Con Spirito
IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Dittersdorf Quartet No.1
II. Menuetto moderato-alternativo
III. Finale: Allegro.
J.S.Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (BMV 542) for Organ arranged for quartet by H. Persson
Beethoven Quartet Op.95 "Serioso"
I.Allegro con Brio
II.Allegretto ma non troppo-
III.Allegro assai vivace ma serioso- Pui Allegro
IV. Larghetto-Allegretto agitato-Allegro Molto
Persephone Gibbs, violin
Sarah Moffatt, violin
Emma Alter, viola
Henrik Persson, cello
Our natural starting point is the core classical repertoire of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, but we also aim to place these giants of the genre into a broader context. We investigate the origins of the quartet, including Haydn's lesser-known mid-18th century contemporaries such as Richter and Vanhal.
We cast a wide historical net, from 17th century string consorts by, for example, Biber and Purcell, to the early Romantics such as Mendelssohn and Schumann.
The Constanze Quartet are passionate communicators and delight in introducing works from the platform. We aim to sweep away formal barriers to spread our enthusiasm for the music we love, and to bring our audiences the best in artistry and entertainment.