Quiroga Quartet
The Patio de los Arrayanes
Wednesday 4 July 22:30 Chamber music concert

Artists

Quiroga Quartet

Aitor Hevia, violin

Cibrán Sierra, violin

Josep Puchades, viola

Helena Poggio, violoncello

Programme

Debussy’s long shadow

 

Joaquín Turina

La oracion del torero, Op. 34 (10 mins)

 

Maurice Ravel

String quartet in F major (30 mins)

 

INTERVAL

 

Rodolfo Halffter

Ocho tientos para cuarteto de cuerda, Op. 35* (18 mins)

 

José María Sánchez-Verdú

Traité des ombres (String Quartet No 11)** (8 mins)

 

Alberto Ginastera

String quartet No, 1, Op. 20 (22 mins)

 

On the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

* Work commissioned by the XXII Granada Festival and premiered on 2 July 1973 by the «Granada Festival» Quartet in the Patio de los Leones

** Premiere

Behind Debussy’s long shadow hides a thought-provoking musical offer of the Quiroga Quartet who bring us four pieces by composers who took the French composer as their source of inspiration. They follow an emotive path which leads from their compatriot Maurice Ravel and the Spanish composer Joaquín Turina, who met him on his journey to Paris, to pupils from a different time and place such as Alberto Ginastera, José María Sánchez-Verdú and Rodolfo Halffter. They will play Halffter’s Ocho tientos para cuarteto de cuerdas which was commissioned and first performed at the Granada Festival in 1973.