Berg's late Romantic and lyrical Op.3 quartet - a CD of which this fabulous group will soon release on Sony BMG label - presents the centrepiece for this programme. In the second half, the Kuss Quartet are joined by Garfield Jackson - violist of the Endellion Quartet and LDSM's Artistic Associate - to perform the second string quintet of Johannes Brahms.
8:00pm, Wednesday 10 August 2011
£24.50 / £17 / £10 Allocated Seating
Mozart Quartet in D, K575 (23')
Berg String Quartet, Op.3 (18')
Brahms Viola Quintet in G, Op.111 (30')
"Each sound, each phrase, each newly-conceived repeat seemed to be clear of dust, re-examined and lovingly re-polished," was the judgement of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung after a 2005 concert by the Berlin-based Kuss Quartet.
Garfield Jackson was born in London into a family of jazz trumpet players with a wide-ranging appreciation of music. He began violin studies at the age of seven with Beryl Morreau, a viola student of Lionel Tertis and a founder member of the McNaghten String Quartet.