The Elias Quartet and Mark Padmore close the cycle ‘Liceo de Cámara XXI’


He 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 voice, this time nothing less than the tenor Mark Padmore, the piano and the string quartet come together in a program that begins with the fifth of the Prussian quartets Haydn -curiously, the one that evokes in one of its movements the ‘Che pure ciel’ of the Orfeo by Gluck—, one of the peaks of his work in the genre. After, The right song, Fauré's beautiful cycle on poems by Paul Verlaine, in an arrangement that presents the quartet as accompanist and that shows the perfect adaptation of the musician to the poetry he loved. Vaughan Williams, meanwhile, will do the same with his admired Walt Whitman by using in On Wenlock Edge the verses, so appreciated by the British musicians of their time, the Alfred Edward Housman, included in his book A Shropshire Lad.

National Auditorium, Chamber room, Wednesday 9 June at 19:30h.


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet No. 5 in G major, on. 33, Hob III:41 (1781)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
The right song, on. 61, tenor, piano and string quartet (1892-1894, arr. 1898)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Three Poems by Walt Whitman, for tenor and piano (1925)
On Wenlock Edge (1909)

Photograph: Kaupo Kikkas