Performances from the Ast, Elmire and Novo Quartets are being streamed live today from Geneva


Ast Quartet

On Wednesday 25 October, the Ast, Elmire and Novo Quartets will present their first semi-final recitals, following performances from the Hana and Eos Quartets yesterday.

Session 4 - 15:00

Ast Quartet

  • B. Bartók: String Quartet n°3 in C-sharp minor, Sz. 85
  • L. v. Beethoven: String Quartet n°9 in C Major, Op. 59/3
  • F. Mendelssohn: String Quartet n°6 in F minor, Op. 80



Quatuor Elmire

Session 5 - 17:00

Quatuor Elmire

  • B. Bartók: String Quartet n°2 in A minor, Op. 17, Sz. 67
  • A. Webern: Sechs Bagatellen, Op. 9
  • F. Mendelssohn: String Quartet n°4 in E minor, Op. 44 no.2


Novo Quartet

Session 6 - 19:00

Novo Quartet

  • B. Bartók: String Quartet n°4 in C Major, Sz. 91
  • J. Haydn: String Quartet Op. 20, no.2 in C Major, Hob.III.32, ’Sun’
  • J. Brahms: String Quartet n°2 in A minor, Op. 51

Missed yesterday’s semi-final recitals? Find them here.

The ensembles will present the second of two recitals on the 26 and 27 October.

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