Szymanowski is one of the many 20th-century composers whose name we know but not his music.
In fact there’s no good explanation for this; hearing the Polish composer’s string quartets just once is all you need to convince you of their matchless excellence. Like the Debussy quartet, the unusual subtlety and range of shades in these works make them enchanting from the first note to the last. Despite the unmistakable French influence, Szymanowski also succeeds effortlessly in creating his own extremely authentic voice.
In the same way as last year, when the Czech Pavel Haas Quartet took the audience by surprise with a poignant quartet by the composer whose name they share, the Polish Meccore Quartet is being given a forum in which to present one of their greatest artists in all his compelling finesse.
Karol Szymanowski: String quartet n° 1 & 2 - Claude Debussy: String quartet
Jeroen D'hoe, 19:45
Meccore String Quartet
Poland’s Meccore String Quartet is one of the newer bright stars in the already rich string-quartet firmament. Characterised by an extreme purity of tone and a huge range of colours, in the last few years the quartet has piled up the international awards, and repeatedly are acclaimed for their refined and surprising interpretations, lively playing and enormous drive.
Website Meccore String Quartet
Grote Aula Maria Theresia
Sint-Michielsstraat 6 (Ingang Hogeschoolplein)
3000 3000 Leuven
H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20
Lijnen 1 en 2
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