Afternoon of One-movement Quartets (Quartettsatz)
FRANZ SCHUBERT – Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
JUOZAS GRUODIS – String quartet in D minor
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK – Quartettsatz in A minor, B. 40a, Andante appassionato
EDVARD GRIEG – String quartet No. 2 in F major
HUGO WOLF – Italienische serenade (Italian Serenade)
The Vilnius String Quartet invites you to gather under the magnificent domes of Trakai Castle and enjoy a unique and rarely performed genre of chamber music – one-movement opuses conveying an extremely concentrated palette of styles, moods and colours. The concert programme includes the dramatic Juozas Gruodis String Quartet, infused with Lithuanian tunefulness (the opus has been the fixture in Quartet’s repertoire for several decades), and the most beautiful examples of romantic music, such as Antonín Dvořák’s Andante appassionato, showcasing a special, delicately lyrical sound.