The Quatuor Manfred
Visiting Artist Series from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music benefited the general masses as it hosts several free concerts every month introducing different music instrumentations.
Today we attended our first 'live' string quartet with Manfred, one of the leading French quartets of its generation. I was looking forward to chamber music as it allows one to be fully engage with just a few instruments instead of the complexity of a full orchestra - learning to recognize each instrument for its distinctive sound and play techniques.
Opening pieces of Hyacinthe Jadin's String Quartet in E-flat major, Op.2 No. 1 was particularly galvanizing as i got affix to the lead playing of the violin, it was captivating.. but after much 'strings' i start drifting and yearn for different vibration of sound. Think, a piano quartet...