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17/02/2023 @ 19:30 - 21:00
The Molinari’s celebrate Montrealer Brian Cherney’s 80th anniversary by premiering his 7th string quartet, especially written for them. Cherney’s music is always very sensitive and full of subtleties. Thomas Adès’ second string quartet, Four Quarters is divided in four movements that each represent a time of day. From the transparency of harmonic sounds to intense pizzicatos, the composer plays around with complex rhythms without ever hindering the beautiful sounds of the work. To close the concert, the stately second quartet by Benjamin Britten carries us away with its warm lyricism and its chacony, which he wrote to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s death.