Henze-4th Quartet

Posted on July 7th, 2011 by

Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa. 1998. PSS with Jan Philip Schulze and Hans Werner Henze

Hans Werner Henze-4th Quartet

Live Performance. Venice 2009
Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)

Henze’s 4th Quartet is one of the most dramatically and emotionally ambitious quartets since Beethoven, yet is comparatively unknown. The Third movement, one of Henze’s beloved colloquys with other composers (Vitali, Corelli, Telemann all come to mind), is an exquisite revisiting of William Byrd, surely one of the most beautiful bits of string writing…