Luigi Boccherini was the man who made the string quintet popular in Europe in the second half of the 18th century. It is not so much the addition of an extra instrument that makes this genre so interesting, but rather the texture that shifts from chamber music to more of an orchestral richness, and Boccherini achieved this with resounding success. Mozart’s String Quintet in D major, KV 593, has an exceptional polyphonic tension that heralds his final period of extreme creativity. Among the six string quintets Mozart wrote, the String Quintet KV 515 is an absolute masterpiece. You will hear intense contrasts in sound colour that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
W.A. Mozart: String quintet in C major for two violins, two violas and cello, KV 515 | String quintet for two violins, two violas and cello KV 593 | L. Boccherini: String quintet in B flat major for two violins, viola, cello and double bass, G 337
Amandine Beyer, Rafael Becerra, violin | Anna Puig Torné, Agnès Mauri Galik, viola | Jonathan Pesek, cello | Shuko Sugama, double bass
Sunday 6 December, 3 p.m.
€ 24 / € 20