The next in the Lunchtimes with ConTempo series takes place in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Tuesday 5 April at 1.10pm. Continuing to mark their 20th anniversary this season by presenting some of their favourite string quartets, The Galway ConTempo Quartet will next perform Claude Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op.10.
Considered to be a watershed in the history of chamber music, Debussy (1862 – 1918) composed his only string quartet in 1893, receiving its premiere on December 29 the same year by the Ysaÿe Quartet at the Société Nationale in Paris. The work is influenced by César Franck and shows influences of Borodin and Javanese gamelan music. With exotic scales, unconventional chords, progressions and key changes, the music features melodies and harmonies unique for their time.
Supported by The Arts Council, NUI Galway and Galway City and County Councils, admission to these events is free, open to all and early arrival is recommended. For further information email info@thegalwaymusicresid ency.ie.