String quartets (Copy)

Music for Four from Schubert to Boulez

© Peter Adamik


Goethe compared the string quartet to a conversation among four intelligent people. At the Pierre Boulez Saal this season, some of these musical conversations will be dedicated to the complete quartets of Franz Schubert, performed by the Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin. The Belcea Quartet presents a cycle of three concerts as 2017–18’s ensemble in residence, and the Arditti Quartet performs the world premiere of Pierre Boulez’s posthumously completed Livre pour quatuor.