Arts-Scène Diffusion

Quatuor Ardeo

STRING QUARTET

The Birds

HAYDN
Quartet op 33 nº3 "The Bird"

DEMENGA
Quartet "Opus one" (2015)

WINKELMAN
Quartet "Papa Haydn's parrot" (2016)

 

A true entertainer of music, Haydn offers us motives of birds tweeting and singing throughout his 32nd string quartet. As a paraphrase of this charming piece, Swiss violinist and composer Helena Winkelman wrote an eight movement string quartet named "Papa Haydn's Parrot" in 2016. Thomas Demenga (another Swiss composer who is known as a cellist) starts his first string quartet with a scene of a morning in the forest, where the quartet imitates the voice of birds on our instruments... 


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