Enesco Quartet

Constantin Bogdanas, violin
Florin Szigeti, violin
Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola
Dorel Fodoreanu, cello

The Enesco Quartet was formed in honour of the celebrated Romanian composer Georges Enescu. The ensemble has been mainly influenced by such musicians as Sándor Végh, Norbert Brainin and Sergiu Celibidache. The quartet appears regularly at the best known European festivals and in the world's major concert halls. They also frequently give masterclasses in France, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland, inspiring many young chamber ensembles. The Enesco Quartet has won the Paris International Chamber Music Competition and received numerous awards for its recordings. Apart from the traditional quartet repertoire, contemporary music is also an area of interest for the ensemble, which has premiered works by Philippe Hersant and Serge Nigg, among others. Many composers have also dedicated pieces to them. Frequent guests at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival over the years, in recent seasons they have also performed in their native country of France and in Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany and Italy.

Programme

6. Petola Visitor Centre 21.15

George Enescu (1881—1955):

Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op. 11/1 for string quartet

Mon
10.7.

66. Vuokatinhovi Restaurant 18.00

Leoš Janáček (1854—1928):

String Quartet No. 2, JW VII/13 "Intimate Letters" (1928)

Wed
12.7.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Alfred Schnittke (1934—1998):

Piano Quintet (1972-76)

Wed
12.7.

20. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Leoš Janáček (1854—1928):

String Quartet No. 2, JW VII/13 "Intimate Letters" (1928)

Thu
13.7.

32. Kontio School 14.00

Terry Riley (1935):

Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight from Anthem of the Great Spirit for string quartet

Sun
16.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Osvaldo Golijov (1960):

Last Round for string nonet (1996)

Thu
20.7.

Vladimir Mendelssohn

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Cafeteria Juttua 18.30

Heart of the day - Vladimir Mendelssohn talks about the programme for the whole festival and how it came about.

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Georg Hamilton Green (1893—1970):

Charleston Capers (arr. for solo xylophone and string quartet by Bob Becker)

Sun
9.7.

7. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1891-94; arr. A. Schönberg)

Tue
11.7.

8. Kontio School 14.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Concerto in G minor RV 439 for flute, strings and continuo "La Notte"

Tue
11.7.

10. Kontio School 18.15

Osvaldo Golijov (1960):

Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and double bass (2001)

Tue
11.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Lehár (1870—1948):

Ballsirenen Walzes from The Merry Widow for salon orchestra

Thu
13.7.

23. Kontio School 14.15

Silvia Colasanti (1975):

To Muddy Death - Ophelia for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Fri
14.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Gioacchino Rossini (1792—1868):

Serenata in E flat (1823)

Fri
14.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Flute Concerto in F, RV 433 "La tempesta di mare" (1729)

Tue
18.7.

43. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Der Doppelgänger, D. 957/13 from Schwanengesang (1828)

Tue
18.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Manuel de Falla (1876—1946):

Danza Ritual del Fuego (Ritual Fire Dance) from El Amor brujo

Tue
18.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Gabriel Fauré (1845—1924):

Requiem, Op. 48 (1887-1890)

Wed
19.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Bohuslav Martinů (1890—1959):

Fantasy for Theremin, oboe, piano and string quartet (1944)

Thu
20.7.

57. Lentiira Church 14.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Wo die Citronen blüh'n, Op. 364 (1874, arr. Vladimir Mendelssohn)

Fri
21.7.

Constantin Bogdanas

27. Kontio School 11.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 (1825)

Sat
15.7.

34. Kontio School 17.15

Mikhail Glinka (1804—1857):

Divertimento brillante in A flat on Themes from Bellini's Opera "La Sonnambula" (1832)

Sun
16.7.

Dorel Fodoreanu

27. Kontio School 11.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 (1825)

Sat
15.7.

Florin Szigeti

27. Kontio School 11.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 (1825)

Sat
15.7.

51. Kuhmo Church 21.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

String Quintet in C, D. 956 (1828)

Wed
19.7.