Following their triumphant exploration of Beethoven with Beethoven Begins in 2013, the Kreutzer Quartet return with three concerts based around Beethoven's 'middle period’ works.
Beethoven - Op 59 No 1 C Major Quartet
Beethoven/arr. David Matthews - Adagio Op 22
Beethoven - Grosse Fuge Op 133
Anton Von Webern - 6 Bagatelles
Roger Redgate - Quartet (World Premiere)
This concert, the penultimate in this series, will introduce a three-way dialogue between Beethoven, Webern and Roger Redgate. Just before World War I, Anton von Webern wrote the most epochal quartet since Beethoven, four minutes of fragile beauty answering Beethoven’s piano pieces. Roger Redgate, who has collaborated with the members of the quartet as improviser and composer and works with them as part of their residency at Goldsmiths College, responds to the challenge laid down by both composers with his new work Quartet.
Peter Sheppard Skӕrved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde
The members of the pioneering Kreutzer Quartet are the dedicatees of countless new works by composers including Michael Finnissy, David Matthews and many more. They have many successful recordings including music by Matthews, Elliott Schwartz, Michael Tippett, Roberto Gerhard and Jeremy Dale Roberts to name just a few. Individually, all four members are renowned as soloists and composer. Although the quartet is in demand at major festivals from the Venice Biennale to the Bergen Festpillerne, they have relished the opportunity to work in Wilton's wonderful acoustic and over the last few years have developed an eclectic programming style in response to this unique venue.