Few string quartets can pride themselves on a career as brilliant as the Quatuor Minguet’s. For thirty years, this internationally renowned ensemble has graced the world’s largest concert halls with performances of a vast repertoire ranging from the 18th to the 21st century. The theme of “Bohemian Landscapes” is the occasion for a sumptuous program gathering famous works – Dvořák’s Quartet no. 12, composed in Iowa, USA, and the moving third Lied des Rückert-Lieder by Mahler arranged for string quartet – and less well-known pieces – Quartet no. 3 by Mysliveček, a composer who met Mozart in Italy, and the Ballade by Suk, one of Dvořák’s favorite students and later his son-in-law.
MYSLIVEČEK Quartet no. 3 in F major (1768)
SUK Ballade in D minor
MAHLER Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (arrangement for string quartet: Annette Reisinger)
JANÁČEK String Quartet n° 1 « La Sonate à Kreutzer »
DVOŘÁK String Quartet op. 96 « American »