Performance Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Quatuor Ebène

Zankel Hall
“This is a genre made particularly famous by Beethoven, so that anyone who is not Beethoven is scared stiff of it,” wrote Gabriel Fauré of the string quartet. Fauré’s String Quartet in E Minor—his final work—borrows from an unfinished youthful violin concerto and fearlessly explores new thematic and harmonic territory. Beethoven’s String Quartet in G Major honors the Classical style with its elegance and ebullient spirit, while Bartók’s work derives energy from a pair of driving scherzos: one quiet and terrifying, the other playful, weaving a mysterious spell with its slow movement’s impressionist tone.


  • Quatuor Ebène
    ·· Pierre Colombet, Violin
    ·· Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin
    ·· Adrien Boisseau, Viola
    ·· Raphaël Merlin, Cello


  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
  • FAURÉ String Quartet in E Minor
  • BARTÓK String Quartet No. 4
This concert is made possible, in part, by The Joan and Ernest Bragin Endowment Fund.
This performance is part of Chamber Sessions III.