The Energie Nove Quartet is based in Lugano and gathers the principals of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana: Hans Liviabella and Barbara Ciannamea (violin), Ivan Vukčević (viola) and Felix Vogelsang (cello). Energie Nove will present Beethoven's mighty Op. 130 (String Quartet No. 13 in six movements), preceded by lesser-known but equally well-crafted milestones of the 20th century: Sergei Prokofiev's driving and folk-inspired Quartet No. 2 and the first quartet composed by Venetian composer Gian Francesco Malipiero, which is just as whimsical and original as its title, Rispetti e strambotti.
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92
Gian Francesco Malipiero
String Quartet No. 1 Rispetti e strambotti
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130