Arvo Part - Fratres
Airat Ichmouratov - String Quartet No. 4, Op. 35 ‘Time & Fate”
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13
Lyle Chan - Virelai (2019, from String Quartet)
Fratres by Estonian Arvo Part has been described as a “mesmerising set of variations on a six-bar theme combining frantic activity and sublime stillness that encapsulates Pärt’s observation that ‘the instant and eternity are struggling within us’.
Airat Ichmouratov: “String Quartet No. 4, Op. 35, ‘Time and Fate’ was composed during the spring of 2012, right after the tragic death of Eleonora Turovsky, who was like a second mother to me. This event marked the first time in my life when the passing of Time acquired a strikingly visual aspect.”
Mendelssohn wrote his String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13 in 1827, deeply inspired by Beethoven’s last quartets, composed shortly before, quoting one of his early songs ‘Frage’ Op. 9.
Lyle Chan’s ‘Virelai’ for String Quartet will be the continuation of Acacia’s close relationship with the Australian composer.