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Sacconi Quartet

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

RNCM Concert Hall, 24 September 2012

Such a delightful concert, and a resounding way to open the 76th concert season of the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society.

The Sacconi Quartet, formed just over a decade ago, showed here that they are still going great guns.  They presented a varied programme, which was vivaciously performed.

Each work, beginning with Haydn’s String Quartet in C major (the resplendent Sun Quartet) and ending with Debussy’s astonishing, absolutely gorgeous and undeniably great String Quartet in G minor, had its own distinct character.  Whilst Debussy’s was pioneering in its use of pizzicato, our middle work, Bartók’s String Quartet No 3 in C sharp major, was a miraculous pie of protean melodies.  It had all sorts in it, all of it scrumptious.

A very fine concert; for details of future ones, please click here.