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Chamber Music New Zealand presents Borodin Quartet

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  • Sat 18 Oct ’14, 7:30pm


Glenroy Auditorium, 1 Harrop St, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult A Reserve: $80.00
  • Child A Reserve: $10.00
  • Audlt B Reserve: $60.00
  • Child B Reserve: $10.00
  • Adult Mezzanine A Reserve: $80.00
  • Child Mezzanine A Reserve: $10.00


Regent Theatre

Related Artists:

Chamber Music NZ

Chamber Music New Zealand presents Borodin Quartet
In association with Musica Viva Australia

Georg Eggner (violin)
Florian Eggner (cello)
Christoph Eggner (piano)
Amihai Grosz (viola)

"They are sounding better than ever. Are they now the world's best? All I know is that I never heard quartet playing at quite that level before." - Ottawa Citizen.

The Borodin Quartet is one of the great chamber music ensembles of our age. Founded originally in 1945 in Moscow, their history maps the history of the Soviet era and beyond. They were colleagues and friends of Shostakovich, they played at Stalin's funeral. They rehearsed and premiered the Shostakovich quartets when the ink was barely dry on the page. Now, almost seventy years later, they come from a new generation, but have remained true to their roots and to the artistic excellence and integrity that has always been a hallmark of this astonishing ensemble. In the words of The Telegraph: "Sitting in the Wigmore Hall, listening to the Quartet play Shostakovich, it was impossible to resist an uncanny sense of being taken back to the root of something. You could say this was just the magic effect of a near-mythical reputation, but there is something special in the Borodin Quartet's sound which would persuade even an innocent listener. It's the refusal to exaggerate, and a pearly, immaculate quality in the balance…enough to put this concert in a class of its own."

Here, in New Zealand, the Borodin Quartet are bringing the composers for which they are renowned: a quintessentially Russian first half, followed by Beethoven's monumental Op 130, symphonic in scale, the work that pushes to the very limits of expression and for many the greatest of his late quartets. The Myaskovsky is neoromantic, impassioned, stirring Russian writing at its best; and the Shostakovich remains one of his most personal and emotional works, 'a crumbling, disintegrating memorial to lost happiness', dedicated to the memory of one of his close friends.

Tickets go on sale 25 November 2013.

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