This coming Sunday, May 21, the Breton Quartet will perform the Domingos de Camara cycle at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, featuring works by current Spanish composers of different generations in a concert in which the public will be able to hear two world premieres. , The appointment will be at Ambigu del Teatro at 12:00.
In a quartet integrated on this occasion by Anne-Marie North, Antonio Cárdenas, Rocío Gómez and Carlos Sánchez (who replaces John Stokes), they will be accompanied by works by Teresa Catalan Sánchez, Inés Badaló, María José Arenas-Martín or Pilar Jurado. . With the premiere of Ana Vazquez Silva and Laura de las Heras.
The Breton Quartet celebrates two decades of meticulous work and successes this year, in the same year that marks the centenary of Tomas Breton, the composer, violinist and conductor after whom they are named.
What has moved the quartet all these years is, fundamentally, the need for the quartet to be promoted by Spanish composers, from the origins of the genre to the most current composition, with the great repertoire of the group. In this endeavor he was inspired by illustrious predecessors such as the French, Vala or Raphael quartets, who had begun this important work in Spain a century earlier.
With these premises, the Breton Quartet places special emphasis on the works of such composers as Ernesto and Rodolfo Haftar, Jesús Guridi, Julián Bautista, Jesús García Leóz, Tomás Breton, Julián Orbón, Joaquín Turina, Julio Gómez or Conrado del Campo. Certainly among current composers, without neglecting the great repertoire of all eras, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn to Dmitri Shostakovich, Sofia Gubaidulina or Philip Glass.
The Breton Quartet began to take shape in 2003, when four musicians with extensive experience in various chamber music structures shared the need to create a quartet by Spanish composers, from the origins of the genre to the most current compositions, with great repertoire information. . In this endeavor he was inspired by illustrious predecessors such as the French, Vala or Raphael quartets, who had begun this important work in Spain a century earlier.