Monday MON 6 June 2022
Belcea Quartet

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Quatuor Ebene

Quatuor Ebene © Julien Mignot

Belcea Quartet / Quatuor Ébène

Friday 6 May 2022



Belcea Quartet

Corina Belcea, Violine

Axel Schacher, Violine

Krzysztof Chorzelski, Viola

Antoine Lederlin, Violoncello

Quatuor Ébène

Pierre Colombet, Violine

Gabriel Le Magadure, Violine

Marie Chilemme, Viola

Raphaël Merlin, Violoncello


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Streichoktett Es-Dur op. 20 (1825)


George Enescu

Oktett C-Dur op. 7 (1900)



Gabriel Fauré

In paradisum (Requiem op. 48) (Bearbeitung für Streichoktett)

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Key Works in an Octet

When the members of the Belcea Quartet and Quatuor Ébène join forces to form an octet, it promises eightfold chamber music pleasure. The two ensembles interpret compositions by George Enescu and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The latter's Octet has secured a reputation as one of the great masterpieces of chamber music. It is considered Mendelssohn's most important youthful work – the very first movement is »a testimony and symbol of radiant youth«, musicologist Eric Werner once noted. The airy Scherzo, which the then 16-year-old composed – inspired by verses from the Walpurgis Night scene in Goethe's Faust – is famous. No less fascinating is the Octet by George Enescu: also a youthful work and a stroke of musical genius, it characterises the individual and visionary style of the Romanian composer.


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