Bartók's 3rd Quartet - What's under the Bonnet?

See a performance of String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85, by Bartók
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Programme
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945), String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85
Artists
Sacconi Quartet
Bartók composed some of the most thrilling and engaging chamber music ever written. The Sacconi Quartet invites you to take the plunge and explore the extraordinary world of Bartók’s third string quartet.

In this discovery concert, the Sacconi Quartet will explain their passion for Bartók, uncover the techniques he used to create his dynamic textures and talk about its relevance in the history of the chamber music repertoire.A new country cannot truly be appreciated without first knowing a little of the language.

Similarly, the more one understands the language and grammar of Bartók’s music, the more you appreciate his art. So come along and join the Sacconis on a voyage of discovery!

The Sacconi Quartet is renowed for its fresh, vigorous and individual approach to music-making. Since the four founder members met at the Royal College of Music, they have gained an enviable reputation for their energy, style and compelling ensemble, and for communicating their shared passion to a wide audience. Taste their infectious enthusiasm for the string quartet repertoire in these two interactive demonstration concerts.

“A quartet of genuine substance”
The Daily Telegraph

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