Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 19, K465 ‘Dissonance’
Tigran Mansurian - Testament
Alice Chance - SQ (New Work)
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet Op. 18/6
Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K465, nicknamed ‘Dissonance’ was written between 1782 and 1785 and is the last one in a set of six quartets, dedicated to Joseph Haydn. The famous opening earned the piece its nickname.
Testament by Lebanese-Armenian Tigran Mansurian is a five-minute Lento, written in 2004 as a tribute to ECM Records-founder and producer Manfred Eicher.
Young Australian composer, Alice Chance (2018 APRA Finalist), has written a new string quartet for Acacia Quartet.
Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18/6 is the last of a set of six string quartets, making up Op. 18. They got commissioned by Prince Lobkowitz and No. 6 became famous for the harmonic spectrum in its La Malinconia movement, never heard at the time before.