• Pavel Haas Quartet

  • 22 August 13:00 - 14:45
  • One of the world’s most exciting string quartets perform two landmark works in the repertoire – Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ and Ravel’s String Quartet.

    Shostakovich | String Quartet No 7
    Schubert | String Quartet No 13 in A minor D804 ‘Rosamunde’
    Ravel | String Quartet

    One of the world’s most exciting string quartets, Czech foursome the Pavel Haas Quartet more than lives up to that description, playing with a remarkable combination of polished refinement and startling spontaneity.

    The Quartet brings together extraordinary passion, commanding insights and an almost orchestral richness – the full-blooded sound of Bohemia combined with a searing dramatic intensity.

    The effortless melodies of Schubert’s deeply lyrical yet introspective ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet open their wide-ranging International Festival recital, which climaxes with the exquisite radiance of Ravel’s colourful, witty Quartet.

    In between, the remarkably concentrated expression of Shostakovich’s brief but brooding Seventh Quartet.