2018.02.18 19.00

Solti Hall

Kuss Quartet

Four by four

Kuss Quartet

Aribert Reimann:
Seven Bagatelles for String Quartet
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59/3 (‘Razumovsky’)
Enno Poppe:
String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
Kuss Quartet: Jana Kuss, Oliver Wille (violin); William Coleman (viola); Mikayel Hakhnazaryan (cello)

The quartet, who have created a tradition with their unconventional concerts, make a visit to the Liszt Academy. Kuss Quartet (the name derives from their first violinist) raised the already buzzing cultural scene in Berlin to new heights with their sensational series staged in cult pubs. The formation, who frequently work together with György Kurtág and Miklós Perényi, are recognized for programmes characterized by a respect for tradition, openness and a willingness to take risks: the four outstanding musicians are happy to create something new from the conjuncture of music and literature, and thanks to a grant they can order new works from renowned composers so that these can be featured in the company of the classics of the quartet canon. The concert launches with bagatelles by the doyen of German contemporary music, Aribert Reimann, followed by a performance-like composition also broken into short sections from Enno Poppe, born in 1969 and another famous name on the German contemporary music scene. These two items place a pair of Beethoven’s works representing the grand classical European tradition into a new context: ‘Razumovsky’ String Quartet and the enigmatic opus Quartet in C-sharp minor.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 800, 3 900