Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 4th February 2022
Soviet-Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin’s exhilarating horn trio reflects the dramatic political events around the fall of the Berlin Wall (she was living in Berlin in 1989) and the peaceful end to Communist rule in the city of Prague. We stay in Eastern Europe for the tour de force that is Shostakovich’s second quartet. Written in just 19 days in 1944, it features a huge range of emotions and atmospheres – from sensuous to sardonic, eerie to beguiling, and from Klezmer-inspired moments to rhapsodic recitative.
Elena Kats-Chernin – Revolution (1999)
The Morton Trio – Arna Morton (violin), Alex Morton (horn), Liam Wooding (piano)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Quartet No. 2 in A Major opus 68
NZ String Quartet – Helene Pohl (first violin), Monique Lapins (second violin),
Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello)
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