Korossy Quartet. Goran Stevanovich
At home in the East

The rousing ten-minute piece "Aheym" by Bryce Dessner can be heard twice in this programme with the sensitive virtuoso from Bosnia and his talented string colleagues from Hungary. At the beginning in a strongly pulsating version for accordion solo. And at the end in the original version, which the guitarist of the indie rock band The National wrote for the Kronos Quartet in 2009. "Aheym," the Yiddish word for "homeward," also sets the direction in other ways. Whether in Béla Bartók's early masterpiece, Antonín Dvořák's or the adaptations of Bosnian love poetry collected and arranged by Goran Stevanovich, it is always the poignant tunes of their homeland that inspire the musicians to artistic heights.

Goran Stevanovich


Korossy Quartet

String quartet

Csongor Korossy-Khayll

Éva Osztrosits

András Kurgyis

Gergely Devich

Bryce Dessner
Aheym for accordion (2009)

Béla Bartók
String Quartet No. 2 op. 17

Goran Stevanovich
Sevdah Stihovi (Bosnian love songs) for accordion and string quartet (world premiere)

Brahms/ Stevanovich
Intermezzo op. 116/2 for accordion

Antonín Dvořák
Bagatelles op. 47 for accordion, two violins and violoncello

Bryce Dessner
Aheym for string quartet