Parisienne Festival: Debussy - String Quartet
Lieva Starker violin
Claudia Dehnke violin
Martha Evans viola
Xiang Fan cello
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (mvts I & II)
Wai Lam violin
Kataryzna Deja violin
Qiuhan Kang violin
Griffith Wadkin cello
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 (mvts III & IV)
Arthur Bocaneanu piano
Christopher Jones violin
Gemma Sharples violin
Kay Stephen viola
Anna Menzies cello
Franck Piano Quintet in F Minor
A turning point in the history of the String Quartet, Debussy’s Quartet is considered his first great work. It grips the listener from the first robust chord, dispelling all things Germanic and creating a new world of colour, sensation and ever-changing mood.
Cesar Frank’s colossal Quintet has been variously described as “an explosion”, exhibiting “torrid emotional power”, or the product of “unctuous narcissism”. Most listeners are swept away by it!
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