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Quarto Quartet in Bulgaria Recital Hall, 30 April 2009

Quarto Quartet in Bulgaria Recital Hall, 30 April 2009

Tickets are available on +359 2 951 5571, , and at the box office of Bulgaria Hall

Bedrich Smetana
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor "From My Life"
The composition of the first string quartet From My Life was preceded by a period of fateful changes in Smetana's life। In 1874 he lost his hearing। Two years later he moved with his family to Jabkenice in the countryside, which seemed to him like an expulsion; he suffered from his deafness and missed contact with like-minded company. He presented the string quartet as a conversation within a close circle of four friends who discuss what is tormenting them. It is a kind of passionate and resigned dialogue between a spirited person and his destiny.
Franz Schubert
'Trout' Quintet
in A major for violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano, D667, composed in summer 1819 during an excursion to Upper Austria. The title is so called because the fourth of the five movements is a set of variations on his song The Trout/Die Forelle, D550, (1817).

Members of Quarto

Ivan Penchev - violin
Darina Vassileva - piano
Tatyana Todorova - viola
Dimitar Tenchev - cello
Svetlana Stancheva - violin
Silvet Salieva - double bass
Atanas Iliev - clarinet