Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti
Simply Quartet

27 April 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Four by Four 2021

Simply Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy


Haydn: String Quartet No. 64 in D major, Hob. III:79
Bartók: String Quartet No. 6, BB 119


Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44/2

Simply Quartet: Danfeng Shen, Antonia Rankersberger (violin), Xiang Lu (viola), Ivan Valentin Hollup Roald (cello)

First Viennese School, Romanticism, 20th century. Simply Quartet, founded in Shanghai in 2008 and renewed ten years later, since when they have been based in Vienna, select a work by a key figure from each of these music history periods. Haydn’s string quartet series composed for Count Erdődy and awash in amazing musical ideas opened new doors in the story of the genre by exploiting to the maximum the potential afforded by the four instruments – the part of the cycle performed here is famed, among other things, for its achingly beautiful second movement. Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, an out-and-out Romantic work, dates from a good 40 years later. Its ‘singing’ melody enchants the listener. Bartók’s final quartet was completed around a century later, in 1939, and it now ranks as a classic of the repertoire thanks to its masterful construction, development and variety.

Dear Audience,

The concert of Simply Quartet announced on 27 April 2021 will be held on 11 February 2022.

Thank you for your understanding!

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Liszt Academy Concert Centre