Composed between 1971 and 1977, Henri Dutilleux wrote this string quartet in memory of the American art-lover Ernest Sussman. It is comprised of seven sections, first created in isolation and then linked by "parentheses". This unique quartet illustrates the concept of memory through the principle of variation and prefiguration and, whilst being entirely of its own time, challenges composition in the tradition of the Viennese school.
DAVID GRIMAL & LES DISSONANCES
The Dissonances, homage to the famous quartet of Mozart, is a collective of artists created by violinist David Grimal. The musical ensemble without conductor, has an absolute liberty of programming choices. This independence offers musicians the opportunity to meet a new audience sometimes intimidated by the so-called classical music and to bring the public a new vision of the major repertoire.