Elias String Quartet
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Archived Event

Mendelssohn Quartets
Elias String Quartet
Fri 12 Jul 2024, 7.30pm
Archived Event

This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Important Information

Change of Running Order

The running order of the above concert has changed and will now be as below


  • Elias String Quartet
    • Sara Bitllochviolin
    • Donald Grantviolin
    • Simone van der Giessenviola
    • Marie Bitllochcello


      • Song without Words in D Op. 102 No. 2
        (arranged by Colin Matthews)
      • Song without Words in A minor Op. 85 No. 2
        (arranged by Colin Matthews)
      • Song without Words in C Op. 102 No. 3
        (arranged by Colin Matthews)
      • String Quartet No. 5 in E flat Op. 44 No. 3



Influenced by Beethoven’s late quartets – little understood at the time – Mendelssohn’s second example (1827) borrows his predecessor’s idea, in Op. 135, of asking and musically answering a verbal question: in Mendelssohn’s case, ‘Ist es wahr?’ (‘Is it true?’) from his song ‘Frage’ Op. 9 No. 1.

This concert is part of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust ticket scheme, offering free tickets to those aged 8-25

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