Beethoven's Razumovsky



Acclaimed Melbourne string quartet Quartz unites violinists Kathryn Taylor and Philippa West, violist Merewyn Bramble and cellist Zoe Wallace in refreshing concerts of classical and contemporary repertoire.

Frequently collaborating with sought-after artists such as pianist Caroline Almonte and soprano Sally-Anne Russell, Quartz’s vibrant, innovative and unique programs are a confluence of Australian musical talent and world-class technique.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s ‘Razumovsky’ String Quartets are highly regarded, and with good reason: the second of these works is complex and thrilling, nothing short of a masterpiece. Quartz pairs this pinnacle of the string quartet repertoire with Hugo Wolf’s gorgeous Italian Serenade. Its lilting themes are delightfully crafted for string quartet, offering a beautiful prelude to Beethoven’s passionate quartet. These rich and engaging works truly showcase Quartz’s polished precision.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Quartz


Kathryn Taylor violin
Philippa West violin
Merewyn Bramble viola
Zoe Wallace cello


Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.8 in E minor, Op.59 No.2


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Beethoven 250

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Recital Centre presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music.