A project by Pinacoteca di Brera in collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto
Brera Musica is an innovative interdisciplinary project created by Pinacoteca di Brera to explore the relationship between the visual arts and music, integral part of the academic, intellectual and artistic dimension’s development of the artworks at Pinacoteca.
Brera Musica returns in 2023 with 10 new appointments to discover some of the most evocative views of the Pinacoteca di Brera.
From March to December 2023, the musicians of Le Dimore del Quartetto, in dialogue with the curator and art historian Alessandra Montalbetti, will introduce the public to the atmospheres of the pictorial and musical landscapes that are the protagonists of this edition.
The concerts are online on the third Thursday of each month, from 6 pm, on the website of the Pinacoteca di Brera and Le Dimore del Quartetto.
Cuore Piano Trio from Poland pairs Rapsodia for piano trio, op. 33 by Ludomir Różycki with ‘La città che sale‘ by Umberto Boccioni.
Desguin Kwartet from Belgium pairs the second movement of Claude Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, op. 10, L 91 with ‘Marina‘ by Theo van Rysselberghe.
Protean Quartet from Switzerland pairs the third movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s Quartet n. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 12 with Giorgio Morandi’s ‘Paesaggio‘.
Cuarteto Iberia from Spain pairs the fifth movement of Anton Webern’s Five Pieces, op. 5 with Filippo De Pisis’ ‘Natura morta marina con la penna‘.
Trio Cygnus from the UK pairs the second movement of Trio n. 2 in C minor, op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn with Bernardo Bellotto’s ‘View of the Gazzada‘.
Amai Quartet from Austria pairs the first movement of Quartet n. 2 in F major op. 92 ‘On Themes of Kabardia’ by Sergei Prokofiev with ‘Il Bosco‘ by Giorgio Morandi.
Trio Ernest from Switzerland pairs Wolfgang Rihm’s Fremde Szene III with Carlo Carrà’s ‘La Segheria‘.
Akhtamar Quartet from Belgium pairs the fourth movement of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Quartet op.20 no.6 with Francesco Guardi’s ‘Veduta del Canal Grande verso Rialto con Palazzo Grimani e Palazzo Manin‘.
Trio Quodlibet from Italy pairs the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio for strings op. 3 with Canaletto’s ‘Veduta del bacino del Canal Grande verso la Punta della Dogana, da Campo San Vio‘.
CURATED BY ALESSANDRA MONTALBETTI
In 1982, she joined the didactic section of the Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici-Storici e demo-etno-antropologici in Milan; she elaborated didactic paths for schools and, specialised in contemporary art history, she took part in the refresher course for teachers with lessons on contemporary art. From 1983 to 1990, she developed the first didactic itineraries for schools for the Museum of Contemporary Art (Cimac) for the Directorate of Civic Museums. In 2000, he took part in the Superintendency’s working group for the preparation of intercultural routes for primary and secondary schools, and since 2012 he has collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum.
Since 1983, she has collaborated with important associations for all contemporary art exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Since 1995, he has accompanied groups organised by these associations to the Venice Biennale. To his credit are numerous art publications.
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The initiative, curated by Clive Britton, took place January until September 2022 with one online concert on the third Thursday of every month, available online from 6 pm on Pinacoteca di Brera’s website.
Every performance is accompanied by an artwork of the Pinacoteca, from which the musicians took inspiration. The appointment of 2022 have seen young ensembles of Le Dimore del Quartetto’s network coming from different countries and selected by the artistic director Simone Gramaglia, violist of Quartetto di Cremona.
JANUARY 20th 2022 | Trio Bohémo (Czech Republic)
FEBRUARY 17th 2022 | Terra String Quartet (United States)
MARCH 17th 2022 | Kleio Quartet (United Kingdom)
APRIL 21st 2022 | Erinys Quartet (Finland)
MAY 19th 2022 | Trio Immersio (Austria)
JUNE 16th 2022 | Karski Quartet (Belgium)
JULY 21st 2022 | Quartetto Indaco (Italy)
AUGUST 18th 2022 | Moser String Quartet (Switzerland)
SEPTEMBER 15th 2022 | Belinfante Quartet (The Netherlands)
Under the artistic direction of Clive Britton