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Kreutzer Quartet

  • St John's Smith Square St John’s Smith Square London, SW1P 3HA United Kingdom (map)

Americana ‘18 - AMERICAN MAVERICKS

Kreutzer Quartet
Peter Sheppard Skærved VIOLIN
Mihailo Trandafilovski VIOLIN
Clifton Harrison VIOLA
Neil Heyde CELLO

Roderick Chadwick PIANO

Programme:

Ruth Crawford Seeger String Quartet
Lucas Foss Solo
Gloria Coates Piano Quintet
Leon Kirchner Duo
Charles Ives String Quartet No. 2

A programme of pioneering composers, built round Gloria Coates’s Piano Quintet, premiered by the Kreutzers in Munich in 2015. The Quartet’s two-decade collaboration with Coates has resulted in many premieres and an acclaimed recordings of all her quartets, piano trio, violin concerto and solo violin sonata. Ives and Crawford Seeger’s quartets are both ground-breaking works; it’s impossible to think of the work of Ligeti or Carter without them, and they are balanced by the brilliant invention of Foss and Kirchner’s solo and duo. 

Earlier Event: 7 October
Arcadia Music Festival
Later Event: 31 October
London Contemporary Orchestra