|Mozart||Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546|
|Beethoven||Grosse Fuge, Op. 133|
|String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131|
IMS Prussia Cove is a charitable organisation dedicated to music-making at the highest level, fostering new generations of talented musicians from across the world, supporting musical idealism and enabling international collaboration.
Tonight’s concert reunites a dedicated group of musicians, all closely connected to IMS Prussia Cove and former students of Sándor Végh. As a small string orchestra, conducted by Sándor Végh, these musicians recorded Beethoven’s Op.131 Quartet and the Grosse Fuge Op.133 in 1987 and 1989. The project in January 2019, which will include concerts in Cornwall, Bristol and London, aims to reunite as many of the original players as possible as a special memorial to Sándor Végh.
Founded in 1972 by the great violinist Sándor Végh, and with Steven Isserlis as Artistic Director since 1996, IMS Prussia Cove has become one of classical music’s most respected institutions. The biannual seminars bring musicians of all nationalities together to study and perform. Many of the world’s greatest performers and composers consider the IMS Prussia Cove seminars a major influence on their musical development.