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.