Philharmonia Chamber Players: Debussy and Webern
Eunsley Park – violin
Emma Oldfield – violin
William Bender – viola
Yaroslava Trofymchuk – cello
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Webern Langsamer Satz
Enjoy our final Philharmonia Chamber Players concert of the season, programmed by cellist, Yaroslava Trofymchuk.
Debussy’s String Quartet, the only one he ever composed, is a perfect example of the evolution of his writing style during the late nineteenth century towards what became known as the Impressionist style. He stretches the rules of classical structure harmony and points the way ahead.
Webern, on the other hand, intended to write an entire quartet but put it aside after completing this one movement. Langsamer Satz is said to be inspired by a hiking holiday in the mountains outside of Vienna and is firmly rooted in post-Brahmsian Romanticism and tonality.