PEDRO HALFFTER AND THE CARMEN THYSSEN QUARTET, IN THE XVI CYCLE OF CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE MPM
Compositions for piano and string instruments by Beethoven and Pedro Halffter, artistic director of the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, will be the focus of the third concert in the 16th OFM Chamber Music Series, performed by the Carmen Thyssen Quartet and Halffter himself on 15 November in the MPM Auditorium. The concert will begin with Quartet No. 1 in F minor, op. 18, No. 1, Beethoven’s first string quartet, while the Quintet for Piano and String Quartet. Salvador Dalí’s Homage to Ludwig van Beethoven, by Pedro Halffter, will be the highlight of the second part of the recital.
Two compositions for piano and string instruments, by Beethoven and Pedro Halffter, are the focus of the third concert in the 16th Chamber Music Series of the OFM and will be performed by the Carmen Thyssen Quartet and Halffter himself at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 at the MPM Auditorium.
Tickets for the concerts of the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra (OFM) are available from the Museum’s ticket office and from the website www.museopicassomalaga.org
The first part of the concert features Quartet No. 1 in F minor, op. 18, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), the German composer’s first string quartet. Beethoven dedicated the original version to his friend Carl Amenda as ‘a memory of our friendship’ when Amenda left Vienna unexpectedly to return to his native Kurland after a relative was taken ill. The composition is notable for the melancholy of the second movement, for which Beethoven drew inspiration from the crypt of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The first edition of the score was printed in 1829, two years after the composer died.
The Quintet for Piano and String Quartet. Salvador Dalí’s Homage to Ludwig van Beethoven, by Pedro Halffter Caro (1971), is the focus of the second part of the recital. First performed at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck (Germany) in 2020, this piece is inspired by the portrait Dalí made of Beethoven and was commissioned for the Beethoven 2020 commemorations. Pedro Halffter Caro, artistic director of Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, has previously served as guest conductor of the Nürnberger Symphoniker, chief conductor of the Bayreuth Festival Youth Orchestra, artistic director and chief conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, and artistic director of the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville. He has conducted on prestigious stages and recorded more than twenty works as a composer. The Carmen Thyssen Quartet is made up of Cecilia Blanes and Marta Chico (violins), Paula Sedeño (viola) and Laura Ramírez (cello). This group of four young musicians is the result of a collaboration agreement between the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga.
Flat rate: €12
Tickets for all the concerts of the 16th Chamber Music Series of the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra (OFM), at a flat rate of €12, are available from the MPM ticket office and the website www.museopicassomalaga.org
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Quartet no. 1 in F minor, op. 18, no. 1
Pedro Halffter Caro (1971) Quintet for Piano and String Quartet. Salvador Dalí’s Homage to Ludwig van Beethoven Quinteto
16th CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES OF THE OFM PROGRAMME
MPM Auditorium, 20.00 h
Tue Nov 15, 2022. Pedro Halffter and the Carmen Thyssen Quartet
Tue Dec 13, 2022. Sandra Carrasco and Trio Arbós
Tue Jan 10, 2023. OFM Brass Quintet and guest artists.
Tue Feb 14, 2023. Piano recital by Helge Antoni
Tue Mar 7, 2023. OFM Oboe Quintet
Tue Apr 11, 2023. Miguel Borrego and Carlos Apellaniz.
Tue Apr 18, 2023. Austri Musici
Tue May 9, 2023. Mainake Quintet
Tue June 6, 2023. Harmoniemusik Málaga Group