This intimate concert of music for strings features the music of Festival Curator Edmund Finnis, alongside gems such as Levi’s astonishing and richly textured quartet, Ligeti’s work for solo cello which lay unperformed for over 25 years before being rediscovered as a masterpiece, and Glass’s work which was used as incidental music for a 1983 New York production of Company by Samuel Beckett. The programme is completed with Stravinsky’s three quirky and contrasting miniatures.
Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
Edmund Finnis Sister
Mica Levi You Belong to Me
Philip Glass String Quartet No.2 (Company)
György Ligeti Cello Sonata
Edmund Finnis String Quartet No.2 world premiere
String Quartet No. 2 by Edmund Finnis was co-commissioned by Manchester Collective and Spitalfields Music with the support of the New Music Commission Fund