Quatuor Modigliani

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Philippe Hersant

String Quartet No. 6

Claude Debussy

String Quartet in G Minor op. 10

Kaija Saariaho

Terra Memoria

Béla Bartók

String Quartet No. 3 Sz 85

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

In their program, the members of the young French Quatuor Modigliani chart a course through an entire century of music. Starting in 1892 with Debussy’s only string quartet, the journey will take them to Bartók’s colorfully dissonant Third Quartet and finally into the present, represented by two very different works by Philippe Hersant and Kaija Saariaho.

At the end of the season, the Quartet Week casts a spotlight on what many consider to be the quintessential chamber music format. Between June 7 and 16, eleven extraordinary international ensembles will explore both the historical development and the vast emotional scope of the string quartet genre in the intimate space of the Pierre Boulez Saal.