2024-07-quat-cord-orbec-tis

Quatuor à cordes - Orchestre régional de Normandie

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  • Two masterpieces of twentieth-century literature for string quartet make up this program. Although there is nothing aesthetically or structurally similar between these two works, composed almost sixty years apart and separated by two world wars, this bold juxtaposition nevertheless bears striking witness to the evolution of this instrumental genre in just a few decades.

    First performed in 1904 and dedicated to Gabriel Fauré, Ravel?s quartet was inspired above all by Debussy?s quartet, ten...
    Two masterpieces of twentieth-century literature for string quartet make up this program. Although there is nothing aesthetically or structurally similar between these two works, composed almost sixty years apart and separated by two world wars, this bold juxtaposition nevertheless bears striking witness to the evolution of this instrumental genre in just a few decades.

    First performed in 1904 and dedicated to Gabriel Fauré, Ravel?s quartet was inspired above all by Debussy?s quartet, ten years later, and is the composer?s first published chamber music work. Its four movements, with their pure melodic lines and subtle harmonies, exude a sense of calm and tender refinement, so characteristic of the composer and so typical of French music and the Impressionist movement, of which Ravel was one of the leading musical figures.

    In 1960, Shostakovich performed his eighth string quartet, composed in just three days. The work is dedicated to "the victims of war and fascism". Its main theme is based on the notes D. Es. C. H., the composer's initials, and its architecture also draws on material from earlier scores. The Jewish theme from the Second Piano Trio is a case in point. The five movements that make up this admirable whole produce music of unrivalled evocative power and dramatic force, a score that Shostakovich linked to his own destiny: "I told myself that after my death no one would compose a work in my memory. So I decided to compose one myself?

    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    String quartet

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    String Quartet n°8 op.110

    Corinne Basseux, violin
    Jean-Yves Ehkirch, violin
    Cédric Catrisse, viola
    Aurore Doué, cello

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  • On July 5, 2024 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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