Chiaroscuro Quartet
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Headed by acclaimed international soloist Alina Ibragimova, the Chiaroscuro Quartet is one of todays most respected period-instrument chamber groups, famed for its fiery, unforgettable performances of galvanising energy.

The four players contrast the drama and focus of Haydns unpredictable E flat Quartet Op 76 No 6, with Schuberts deeply moving Death and the Maiden Quartet, in which the composer confronts his own mortality with some of his most heartfelt, songful melodies. They begin with music from Bachs miraculous tribute to the power of counterpoint, The Art of Fugue.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3