Romanian Cello Quartet

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 20:00     St. Lazarus Church     Free admission


T. Albinoni: Adagio (arr. W. Thomas-Mifune)
A. Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor (arr. Johnny Bota)
G. F. Handel: Sonata in G Minor (arr. Marin Cazacu)
S. Mercadante: La Poesia
D. Popper: Polonaise (arr. Sebastian van Eck)
F. Dressler: Wagner Parodien: Meistersinger-Scherzo,Tristan-Walzer, Siegfried’s Tango, Holländer-Polka
J. de Swert: Elegie
A. Piazzolla: Libertango (arr. Marin Cazacu)
C. Debussy: Prelude (arr. Laszlo Varga)
C. Dimitrescu: Romanian Danse (arr. Johnny Bota)
G. Solima: Marsch

The Romanian Cello Quartet aims at following in the footsteps of the successes enjoyed by its illustrious predecessors. The 2001 "George Enescu" Festival in Bucharest confirmed the quality of this quartet, and it has frequently been invited to give concerts in Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Turkey and France. The repertoire of the quartet contains original works, and also transcriptions of an extraordinary effect, which highlight the specific sound of this instrument. In fact, in recent years, thanks to musicians such as Pablo Casals (the first creator of a cello ensemble) and Mstislav Rostropovich, the cello’s potential cello as a solo instrument has been greatly enriched. The Quartet presents an exquisite programme that ranges from the Baroque to the late 20th century contemporary music.