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Borodin Quartet

20 Sep - 9 Oct 2018


2018 international concert season


"Fierce, formidable and authoritative...the gold standard for Russian chamber music."
The Guardian

In our fast-paced, throwaway society, it is a rare thing to be able to pause, to honour and appreciate the past but it is exactly this opportunity the Borodin Quartet offers its audience. Having recently celebrated their 70th anniversary, the individual players may have changed but each has embraced the unique history and famous sound of this remarkable institution.

Continuing too is the Borodin Quartet’s special relationship with Shostakovich and their interpretations still carry tremendous gravitas. Highlighting both the Classical threads that underpin Shostakovich’s music to the freer lyricism of the Romantic period, composers such as Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky create the perfect balance to the darkness of Shostakovich’s final quartet, which consists only of six slow movements unfurling in a timeless, unforgettable experience.

Ruben Aharonian violin
Sergei Lomovsky violin
Igor Naidin viola
Vladimir Balshin cello


PROGRAM ONE

Melbourne Weekend, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney Weekend

HAYDN String Quartet in B minor, op 33 no 1
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet no 9 in E-flat major, op 117
BEETHOVEN String Quartet no 13 in B-flat major, op 130

PROGRAM TWO

Brisbane, Melbourne Weekday, Sydney Weekday, Perth

TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet no 1
WOLF Italian Serenade
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet no 15 in E-flat minor, op 144

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Brisbane concert presented in association with Brisbane Festival

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Event Dates

  • Brisbane 20 Sep 2018 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 22 Sep 2018 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 25 Sep 2018 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide 27 Sep 2018 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 01 Oct 2018 7:00 PM
  • Newcastle 04 Oct 2018 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 06 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
  • Perth 09 Oct 2018 7:30 PM

Hobart 29 Sep 2018 8:00PM
 


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