Quartz – Schubert's Last


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Quartz


Sensitive interpretations of great masterpieces.

Acclaimed Melbourne string quartet Quartz are a confluence of Australian musical talent and outstanding technique, performing sensitive interpretations of great masterpieces that are both innovative and unique.

Dvořák’s Two Waltzes began as a request for dance music at a ball, Dvořák swiftly arranged the two most popular for string quartet. The first – a gently rocking and distinctly Czech waltz, the second – an uplifting piece which echoes the spirit of his Slavonic Dances.

Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 is a sublime masterpiece of epic grandeur and lilting melodies, both operatic in temperament and symphonic in dimensions. Ending with a movement of perpetual vigour, and the last of Schubert’s string quartets, the piece is hauntingly transcendent. An arresting work, its scale only intensified by a live performance.

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


Antonín Dvořák

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No.15 in G


This production is part of the following series:

Season One: Awaken

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.