Goldner String Quartet

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 at 8pm

Dene Olding (violin), Irina Morozova (viola), Julian Smiles (cello), Dimity Hall (violin).

Photo credit:  Keith Saunders

“ The playing, which showcased their dexterity, clarity and pinpoint accuracy, was quite frankly astounding... The Goldners went to the absolute heart of the matter... The sense of communion was palpable. This was truly great playing.” Limelight

Join us to bid the Goldners a fond farewell in their final season.  They have made an outstanding contribution to Sydney Mozart Society and their brilliance, precision and moving interpretations will be sorely missed.

 

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Programme

MOZART - String Quartet no.4 in C major, K 157

BEETHOVEN - String Quartet no.10 in E-flat major, Op.74 Harp

INTERVAL

SCHUMANN - String Quartet no.3 in A major, Op.41 no.3

 

About the Artists

The Goldner String Quartet is widely recognised as Australia's pre-eminent string quartet and an ensemble of international significance. 2024 marks the thirtieth and final season of the Quartet and the end of a long collaboration highly valued by Sydney Mozart Society.  The Goldners are unique in Australia's chamber music history in maintaining the same four members throughout its thirty year existence.

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Programme Notes

Our series opens with the farewell concert for the Society by the Goldner String Quartet.  2024 is their final concert season.  It is a particularly significant moment for Sydney Mozart Society as the Goldners have appeared at least every second year, often opening the season, in the 30 years since the current foursome formed the quartet.  This has been a much valued collaboration.

This farewell programme begins with one of Mozart's early quartets - written in his early teens in Milan, whilst touring Italy with his papa.  It is a cheerful melodious simple work that demonstrates the young composer's creativity.  Beethoven's glorious Harp Quartet follows - lavish, rich and ending with a set of variations.  The concert ends with the third of Schumann's string quartets, Opus 41.

MOZART String Quartet no.4 in C major, K 157

Allegro, Andante, Presto

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E-flat major, Op.74 Harp

Poco adagio - Allegro, Adagio ma non troppo, Presto - piu presto quasi prestissimo, Allegretto con variazioni

SCHUMANN String Quartet in A major, Op.41 no.3

Andante espressivo - Allegro molto moderato, Assai agitato, Adagio molto, Allegro molto vivace