Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, Flinders continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity.
Felix Mendelssohn Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81, No. 2 and 3
Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet Op.13 in A minor
Violins Nicholas Waters & Wilma Smith Viola Helen Ireland Cello Zoe Knighton
Mendelssohn was fascinated by Beethoven as a teenager and his Op. 13 string quartet draws on inspiration from this great master, as well as his own song Frage which asks the question “Ist es wahr?”… “Is it true?” This quartet pays tribute to Beethoven’s quintessential Op. 132 and signals a new era of romanticism. A master of melody and counterpoint, Mendelssohn’s Op. 81 pieces reminds us that music represents a time, a place and marks history in the most extraordinarily pertinent way.