With their album of selected chamber works by Reynaldo Hahn, released in 2020, Quatuor Tchalik can be considered specialists in the music of the composer, who was born in Caracas and finally settled in Paris. Hahn is known today mainly as a composer of songs and operettas. His String Quartet in A minor comes across with lightness and French elegance, and has a distinctive adaptation of a Provençal song in the second movement. Like Hahn, César Franck composed important chamber music, especially in the last decade of his life, including his only string quartet in D major, which was strongly influenced by Beethoven. Between these two works, the quartet movement Quale stormo d'augei notturno by Pierre Farago transports the listener into a mysterious sound world inspired by the poetry of Torquato Tasso.
Concert duration about 2 hours
Artist talk after the intermission