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Affinity Quartet: Haydn & Bartok
13 July @ 19:00 - 20:00$24 – $40
Following their 3rd prize success at the 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, Affinity Quartet performs works by Haydn and Bartok, two composers for whom string quartet writing was central to their life’s work. Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet (1797), nicknamed by his adoring public, celebrates Haydn at the zenith of his achievements. While Bartok composed far fewer string quartets than Haydn, his six quartets spanning 30 years from 1909 to 1939 reflect his Hungarian culture and redefine European art music. Bartok’s 4th string quartet captures this evolution with thrilling invention and complexity.