Quatuor Danel - Weinberg Quartets No. 10, 11 & 12
Free lunchtime concert.
The leading French string quartet - who have been "Quartet in Residence" at the University of Manchester since 2005 - were the first to perform the complete 17 quartets of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, here in Manchester in November 2009.
Since then, they have taken the cycle all over the world, and while others have recorded the quartets, their CPO set remains the benchmark.
In the 1960s, Weinberg’s dialogue with Shostakovich in the string quartet genre is at its most intense: from the symphonic scale of No. 10 to the faux-naïf tone of No. 11, reaching fever-pitch with the total chromaticism and virtuoso violence of No. 12.
Weinberg - Quartet No. 10 in A minor, Op. 85.
Weinberg - Quartet No. 11 in F, Op. 89.
Weinberg - Quartet No. 12, Op. 103.