Danish premiere of Glerup string quartet

The virtuoso French string quartet Quatuor Diotima performs the Danish premiere of Rune Glerup's 'Perhaps Thus The End' in Copenhagen on 2 October.

Photo: Caroline Bittencourt

Rune Glerup's string quartet is written for and dedicated to Quatuor Diotima, and the composer tells about the piece: "In regards to inspiration for this piece, I owe a lot to the works of Samuel Beckett, but also to walks in the park, reading the news, drinking a beer in a smoke filled bar, lonely hours by bike in the hills, failing to understand this world's ends, beginnings, repetitions, beginnings, ends." 

Glerup’s 28 minute long work, was world premiered by Quatuor Diotima in 2017 in Austria, and has since been performed in France and Germany.

Rune Glerup has worked with Quatuor Diotima before. They premiered his electro acoustic Clarinet Quintet (Still leaning towards this Machine) in 2015 in Paris at the IRCAM Festival ManiFeste. The string quartet is founded in 1996, and is famous for performing works by contemporary composers alongside classical string quartets from the 18th and 19th century. Besides from Glerup's string quartet, the upcoming concert in Copenhagen features Leos Janácek's 'String Quartet no. 1' and Beethoven's 'String Quartet no. 13 in B- major'.

Rune Glerup: 'Perhaps Thus The End'
Tuesday 2 October 20.00
Dronningesalen, The Black Diamond, Copenhagen (DK)
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