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Flinders Quartet perform Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and a work by emerging composer, John Rotar, in the opening concert program of their 2018 season.
Emerging composer, John Rotar, brought the house down with his piece, V Večernih as part of FQ’s 2016 composer development workshop. Launching the year’s focus on Mendelssohn, FQ has commissioned John to arrange some of Mendelssohn’s songs for string quartet. Included will be Frage, upon which Mendelssohn based his Op. 13 quartet (being performed in Program 3). Immensely talented with a vivacity and clarity in his writing, John Rotar is soon to become a well-known name.
Beethoven’s string quartets are more than a cornerstone of the string quartet canon, and their importance in the musical landscape cannot be understated. His final string quartet, Op. 135 which bears the inscription “Muss es Sein?” acts as an apt bookend to Mozart’s crystalline K.464.
Presented by Flinders Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No.18 in A, K.464
Four lieder arranged for string quartet by John Rotar
Op. 57: No.5 Venetianisches Gondellied
Op. 34: No.2 Auf Flügeln des Gesanges
Op. 8: No.8 Hexenlied
Op. 9: No.1 Frage
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.16 in F, Op.135
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Sunday 25 February 2018 2.30pm
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