The finishing touch to the CNDM's ‘Liceo de Cámara XXI’ cycle

Joseph Phibbs

National auditorium you will receive between 22 April and 9 from June to these extraordinary quartets accompanied by leading figures such as Amihai Penny (together with the Belcea Quartet); soprano Katharina Konradi (with the Schumann Quartet). the tenor Mark Padmore will accompany the Elias Quartet in its presentation in the cycle.

The Londoner Joseph Phibbs has had Param Vir as teachers, Harrison Birtwistle y Steven Stucky y su Quartet No. 3 was premiered by the Belcea at Carnegie Hall in 2018. Mendelssohn composed his Quintet, on. 87 in the vicinity of the writing of his oratory Elijah and under the impression made by the violinist Ferdinand David, what seems to be guessed in your writing. Brahms, forty five years later, I believed that his Quintet, on. 111 it would be his last work, perhaps because its opus number coincided with that of the last of Beethoven's piano sonatas or perhaps also because twilight was approaching.

National Auditorium (Camera)

Thursday 22 of April, 19:30h.

The four quotes with which the cycle Liceo de Cámara XXI closes its season 20/21 will star a real poker of aces, four string quartets that put the finishing touch to a season in which this series has once again shone with its own light, offering the best of the world scene in chamber music. Together they will trace in four concerts an exciting musical panorama through the scores of Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Franz Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Britten, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Fauré or Robert Schumann, among others. We will enter the final stretch of the cycle on Thursday 22 of April with the Belcea Quartet, a reference grouping well known to fans of the cycle, that in this concert will be accompanied by a luxury soloist: Amihai Penny, viola soloist of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In the evening, works from the classical period will be heard -Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms- together with the premiere in Spain of a recent work by the British Joseph Phibbs. He 13 of May, and after more than 10 years of waiting, the mythical returns to Madrid Cuarteto Weaver -founded in Hungary and settled in the United States-, currently considered one of the best chamber groups in the world. The set will tackle pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn and Johannes Brahms along with a foray into the work of Benjamin Britten. The third appointment in this final stretch of ‘Liceo de Cámara XXI’ will be 2 of June he Schumann Quartet, well known also by the CNDM public, with the German soprano Katharina Konradi -young vocal value widely consolidated after passing through festivals, European opera houses and concert halls-, with an exciting program in which you will listen to a selection of The Art of Fugue by Bach together with the quartet based on this work that Jörg Widmann premiered in 2005. The poker of aces will be completed on 9 of June with the presentation at the CNDM of the Elias Quartet with the renowned British tenor Mark Padmore. Together they will face a program in which pieces by Haydn will meet, Gabriel Fauré y Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The concerts of Liceo de Cámara XXI of the National Center for Musical Diffusion (CNDM) develop in the Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium of Madrid, to 19.30 hours. Tickets are on sale between € 10 and € 20 and are available at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM network of theaters, www.entradasinaem.es and the telephone 91 193 93 21.

Amihai Penny (c) Felix Rettberg