MF1 Cuarteto Casals
Bath Mozartfest 2023
Abel Tomàs violin
Vera Martínez Mehner violin
Jonathan Brown viola
Arnau Tomàs cello
Mozart String Quartet No 14 in G major K 387 Spring
Haydn String Quartet in A major Op 20 No 6
Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 51
The internationally acclaimed, Barcelona-based Cuarteto Casals are now firm favourites at Bath Mozartfest and we are delighted that they are opening this year’s festival with, of course, the music of Mozart. His first ‘Prussian’ Quartet, written for and dedicated to the cello-playing King of Prussia, came late in Mozart’s life and was written at the height of his powers as a chamber music composer. This is true of Haydn’s and Brahms’ works featured here, too. Brahms regarded the string quartet as a particularly important genre but only completed three, his A minor String Quartet is beautifully lyrical but with an underlying tension which finally explodes into a wildly exuberant flashing Hungarian dance. A wonderful start to Bath Mozartfest 2023.
Supported by The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust
This concert is followed by the Bath Mozartfest Supper in Woods Restaurant.
Two-course supper with wine: £57 per person. Event code: MF1A