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Quartetsatz in C minor D. 703
String Quartet No. 5
String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59 No. 1
Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the runners-up for Oxford University’s string quartet in residence, the Piattis are no strangers to the JdP. They return this season with two of the most radical string quartet masterpieces of the Viennese classical repertoire – Schubert’s exploratory and daring Quartettsatz, and the first of Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartets, that set new standards of scale, complexity and ambition for the chamber music genre. The concert also features Bartók’s five-movement Fifth Quartet from 1934, with its two remarkable slow movements in the composer’s characteristic ‘night music’ style, flanking a central scherzo in Bulgarian rhythms.