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Beethoven, Osvaldo Golijov and Dvořák

 17 March 2013 at 7.30 

Beethoven, Osvaldo Golijov and Dvořák

Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Since winning the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 1992, the St. Lawrence Quartet has delighted audiences with its spontaneous, passionate and dynamic performances. The St. Lawrences, noted Alex Ross in The New Yorker, ‘are remarkable not simply for the quality of their music-making … but for the joy they take in the act of connection.’
The programme opens with the last of Beethoven’s Op. 18 string quartets, in which the composer showed his unfailing mastery of the style developed by Haydn and Mozart. Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov enhanced his long and fruitful association with the St. Lawrences in 2011 when he created Qoheleth for the group, a new work inspired by core texts from the book of Ecclesiastes. Dvořák’s final string quartet brings the concert to a joyful close.

Ludwig Van Beethoven : String Quartet in Bb Op. 18 No. 6
Osvaldo Golijov : New work (UK premičre)
Antonin Dvorak : String Quartet No. 14 in Ab Op. 105

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