Classical spree – saturday – cinquième salle

27. Bach and Mendelssohn by the Borromeo Quartet

27. Bach and Mendelssohn by the Borromeo Quartet

Cinquième salle

Mendelssohn nurtured respectful admiration for Bach, whose works he actively helped to revive. Both composers are reunited in a programme presented by the Borromeo Quartet, one of the most sought-after ensembles on the international stage. The fugue held no secrets for Bach; you will hear excerpts from his Well-Tempered Clavier as well as Mendelssohn’s highly charged Quartet no. 3.

Borromeo String Quartet
Nicholas Kitchen, violin
Kristopher Tong, violin
Mai Motobuchi, viola
Yeesun Kim, cello


J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870-893, excerpts (arr. for string quartet by N. Kitchen)

Mendelssohn, String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 44, no. 1

“The Borromeo Quartet plays with great finesse. Intonation in its ensemble was as close to perfect as you can get. The dynamic range went from a whisper to full-out playing. But the best aspect of the performance was the sensitivity to the differences in style among the composers.” – The Star Telegram




SATURDAY August 10, 2019

8:30 P.M.