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Vera Martínez MehnerVioline
Abel TomàsVioline
Jonathan BrownViola
Arnau TomàsVioloncello›› www.cuarteto-casals.com

Programme
2018/2019

Autumn 2018
With Alexander Melnikov

Haydn: String Quartet in f Minor op. 20 n° 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 n° 6 in B flat Major op. 18 n° 6
Beethoven: String Quartet n° 11 in f Minor op. 95
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Maurico Sotelo: String Quartet n° 4 Quasals vB–131
Beethoven: String Quartet n° 14 in c sharp Minor op. 131

Programme II
Beethoven: String Quartet n° 11 in f Minor op. 95 ''Quartetto Serioso''
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Benet Casablancas: "Widmung" (String Quartet n° 4)
Beethoven: String Quartet n° 13 in B flat Major op. 130 with Große Fuge op. 133

Winter 2019
A hungarian emphasis

Programme I
Beethoven: String Quartet n° 1 in F Major op. 18 n° 1
Bartók: String Quartet n° 3 SZ 85
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Beethoven: String Quartet n° 4 in c Minor op. 18 n° 4
Ligeti: String Quartet n° 1 ''Métamorphoses nocturnes’’

Programme II
Kurtág: String Quartet op. 13 ''Zwölf Mikroludien''
Bartók: String Quartet n° 3 SZ 85
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Kurtág: Six moments musicaux op. 44
Ligeti: String Quartet n° 1 ''Métamorphoses nocturnes’'

Programme III
With Tamara Stefanovich
Bartók: String Quartet n° 3 SZ 85
Ligeti: Musica Ricercata (11 pieces for piano)
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Kurtág: Játékok (Games) for Piano (selection)
Ligeti: String Quartet n° 1 ''Métamorphoses nocturnes’'

Spring 2019

Programme I
Mozart: String Quartet n° 17 in B flat Major KV 458 ''Jagdquartett''
Mendelssohn: String Quartet n° 6 in f Minor op. 80
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Beethoven: String Quartet n° 13 in B flat Major op. 130 with Große Fuge op. 133

Programme II
Haydn: String Quartet in C Major op. 33 n° 3 Hob III:39 ''Vogelquartett''
Bartók: String Quartet n° 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 n° 3 D-Dur op. 18 n° 3
Beethoven: String quartet n° 2 G-Dur op. 18 n° 2
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Beethoven: String quartet n° 7 F-Dur op. 59 n° 1

Composer: Giovanni Sollima • Commissioned by: Unione Musicale Torino

Programme II
Beethoven: String quartet n° 5 A-Dur op. 18 n° 5
Beethoven: String quartet n° 10 Es-Dur op. 74
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Beethoven: String quartet n° 12 Es-Dur op. 127

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

Programme III
Beethoven: String quartet n° 1 F-Dur op. 18 n° 1
Beethoven: String quartet F-Dur op. 14 n° 1
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Beethoven: String quartet n° 8 e-moll op. 59 n° 2

Composer: Aureliano Cattaneo • Commissioned by: Konzerthaus Vienna

Programme IV
Beethoven: String quartet n° 6 B-Dur op. 18 n° 6
Beethoven: String quartet n° 16 F-Dur op. 135
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Beethoven: String quartet n° 15 a-moll op. 132

Composer: Matan Porat • Commissioned by: Wigmore Hall London

Programme V
Beethoven: String quartet n° 4 c-moll op. 18 n° 4
Beethoven: String quartet n° 9 C-Dur op. 59 n° 3
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Beethoven: String quartet n° 14 cis-moll op. 131

Composer: Mauricio Sotelo • Commissioned by: Auditori Barcelona

Programme IV
Beethoven: String quartet n°. 11 f-moll op. 95
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Beethoven: String quartet n° 13 B-Dur 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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