Cavaleri Quartet concert | University of Oxford

Cavaleri Quartet concert

Cavaleri Quartet
20:00 - 22:00
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place
Oxford
OX4 1DY
Concerts
£10 Stalls / £15 Gallery / £5 Students
Yes
Recommended

MOZART Quartet in D minor K.421
JANÁČEK Quartet no.2, 'Intimate Letters'
BEETHOVEN Quartet no.1 in F major Op.59, 'Razumovsky'

The Cavaleri Quartet was awarded the 2012-2013 Radcliffe Chamber Music Residency at Oxford University's Faculty of Music, and marks its JdP debut with an intriguing selection of pieces which were notably influenced by their dedicatees.

The programme opens with Mozart's quartet in D minor – one of six quartets dedicated to his friend Haydn – and Janáček's 'Intimate Letters', inspired by the composer's long friendship with Kamila Stösslová and said to be his 'manifesto on love'. Beethoven's 'Razumovsky' Quartets – named after the Russian ambassador to Vienna, who commissioned them – are particularly noted for the complex and brilliant writing for all players in the ensemble.