A perfect craftsmanship is not enough to paint beautiful paintings with sound. The need for something that is usually difficult to define is not easy to grasp. Need a gift? God’s spark? Something that connects Schubert, Widmann and Beethoven and allows the listener to imagine unique musical landscapes. The works of these composers will be performed by the Lutosławski Quartet.
The artists will present to listeners three exceptional pieces. The first of them will be the String Quartet in C minor, which Franz Schubert never really finished. The composition is full of extreme, intense emotions, striking the listener with a sense of personal drama. The Lutosławski Quartet will also perform the work of one of the most popular composers of our times. The 47-year-old Jörg Widmann uses various musical genres in his work. The German artist is inspired by the works of Classical and Romantic masters, and at the same time he does not avoid experimentation. Quartets, including the Choralquartett are an important part of Widmann’s oeuvre. In the finale of the concert, the audience will hear the String Quartet in A minor, which Ludwig van Beethoven created shortly before his death. The work was then regarded as eccentric and extremely complicated, but today, for the same reasons, it is treated as one-of-a-kind and quite contemporary.
The Lutosławski Quartet has been one of the leading quartets in our country for nearly thirteen years. The group of musicians regularly performs at prestigious festivals around the world, playing in the most prominent concert halls. The ensemble’s speciality is the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, especially Polish music, with works by Witold Lutosławski and Karol Szymanowski at the forefront. The members of the Lutosławski Quartet are outstanding artists, as well as excellent professionals, who make each of their performances a musical feast, satisfying the tastes of the most demanding music lovers. This evening will be no different. All that remains is to sit down comfortably and let the music guide us.