From Saturday 2nd November 2019 19:00 to 21:00
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Opus 33 No. 2 ‘The Joke’
Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat
Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat Opus 130 (with Finale)
The quartet was formed in 2005 by the internationally acclaimed Russian violinist, Alina Ibragimova, together with Pablo Hernan Benedi from Spain, Emilie Hörnlund from Sweden and Claire Thirion from France. The quartet plays music from the classical and romantic periods on instruments set up in the authentic classical way, with gut strings, and they use classical, as opposed to modern, bows.
It will be fascinating to see how the Chiaroscuro Quartet shine their historically informed light on two standard repertory works by Haydn and Beethoven, as well as to hear Mendelssohn’s beloved sister’s charming and beautiful solitary string quartet.
Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB