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Vera Martínez MehnerVioline
Abel TomàsVioline
Jonathan BrownViola
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Programme
2019/2020

Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major, KV 387
Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, KV 421 (417b)
Mozart: String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat major, KV 428 (421b)

Mozart: String Quartet B major, KV 458, "The Hunt"
Mozart: String Quartet No. 18 A major, KV 464
Mozart: String Quartet C major, KV 465, "Dissonance"

Mozart: String Quartet D major, KV 499, "Hoffmeister"
Mozart: String Quartet D major, KV 575, "Prussian Quartet No. 1" ("Veilchen Quartett")
Mozart: String Quartet B major, KV 589, "Prussian Quartet No. 2"
Mozart: String Quartet F major, KV 590, "Prussian Quartet No. 3"

Cuarteto Casals
with Alexander Lonquich (Piano)
Mozart: Piano quartet No. 1 in G minor, KV 478
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, "Quartetto serioso"
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44


2018/2019

Autumn 2018
With Alexander Melnikov

Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, op. 20 No. 5 Hob III: 35
Prokofiev: Visions fugitives op. 22
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Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34

Beethoven Illuminated Anew

Programme I
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, op. 18 No. 6
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 95
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Maurico Sotelo: String Quartet No. 4, Quasals vB–131
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 131

Programme II
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 95, ''Quartetto Serioso''
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Benet Casablancas: "Widmung" (String Quartet No. 4)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130 with Große Fuge op. 133

Winter 2019
A hungarian emphasis

Programme I
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, op. 18 No. 1
Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, SZ 85
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, op. 18 No. 4
Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1, ''Métamorphoses nocturnes’’

Programme II
Kurtág: String Quartet op. 13, ''Zwölf Mikroludien''
Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, SZ 85
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Kurtág: Six moments musicaux, op. 44
Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1, ''Métamorphoses nocturnes’'

Programme III
With Tamara Stefanovich
Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, SZ 85
Ligeti: Musica Ricercata (11 pieces for piano)
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Kurtág: Játékok (Games) for Piano (selection)
Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1, ''Métamorphoses nocturnes’'

Spring 2019

Programme I
Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, KV 458, ''Jagdquartett''
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, op. 80
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130 with Große Fuge op. 133

Programme II
Haydn: String Quartet in C major, op. 33 No. 3 Hob III:39, ''Vogelquartett''
Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, SZ 85
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Purcell: Fantasies for String Quartet
Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, op. 10
2017/2018

BEETHOVEN ILLUMINATED ANEW

In conjunction with six major concert halls, Cuarteto Casals is commissioning six composers from countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, asking each to reflect or comment upon a given program in the Beethoven cycle with a short work illuminating a specific feature of each grouping.

Programme I
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, op. 18 No. 3
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G major, op. 18 No. 2
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Beethoven: String quartet No. 7 in F major, op. 59 No. 1

Composer: Giovanni Sollima • Commissioned by: Unione Musicale Torino

Programme II
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A major, op. 18 No. 5
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, op. 74
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, op. 127

Composer: Lucio Franco Amanti • Commissioned by: String Quartet Biennial Amsterdam

Programme III
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F major, op. 18 No. 1
Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, op. 14 No. 1
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, op. 59 No. 2

Composer: Aureliano Cattaneo • Commissioned by: Konzerthaus Vienna

Programme IV
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, op. 18 No. 6
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, op. 135
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, op. 132

Composer: Matan Porat • Commissioned by: Wigmore Hall London

Programme V
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, op. 18 No. 4
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C major, op. 59 No. 3
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 131

Composer: Mauricio Sotelo • Commissioned by: Auditori Barcelona

Programme IV
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 95
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Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130 with Grosse Fuge op. 133

Composer: Benet Casablancas • Commissioned by: Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical Madrid


Programmes subject to change
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