Undoubtedly a highlight of this year's concert calendar: two of the world's best quartets join forces to perform two of the most important octets for strings that music history has to offer. Two top formations merge into one.
In the finale, when the voices condense more and more at high tempo, a frenzy arises, a singular maelstrom. You have to buckle up to avoid flying out of the curve. Surprisingly enough, such grandiose music comes from a youth. Felix Mendelssohn wrote this work when he was only 16 years old. It is rare to hear it in concert, and even rarer to hear it with two such outstanding ensembles as the Belcea Quartet and Quatuor Ebène. A British-French summit meeting.