Театр им. Ауэзова

“The Kazakh Quartet Invites”

2018 / 2019 Chamber Hall the 6th Season

27 January * Sunday * 5.00 pm

“The Kazakh Quartet Invites” Cycle


Mozart. Debussy. Makhambet.


The Kazakh State String Gaziza Zhubanova Quartet as always gladdens guests of the capital city and its devoted fans with the new concert programme, featuring the exquisite and life-affirming music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, brilliant representative of the French impressionism Claude Debussy, as well as the Kazakh warrior, poet and patriot Makhambet Otemisuly.

Mozart dedicated his String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major to his elder colleague and friend Joseph Haydn, whose influence is clearly felt in the music. The title of the work – The Hunt – is connected with the main theme of the first movement, resembling the signals of the hunting horns.

Claude Debussy’s interest in music, the Indonesian Orchestra, “Gamelan”, performed during concerts of the Paris Exhibition, echoed in his String Quartet in G minor. Critics noted unique melodicism, colorfulness of instrumental and harmonious manner and rhythmical inventiveness of the composer.

Heroic character of Makhambet, a fervent patriot, fighter and a man of sharp wit, with an ardent and searching heart, was reflected in Zhumyr, Kylysh kyui.


On the programme:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major (The Hunt) KV458

1. Allegro vivace

2. Menuetto

3. Adagio

4. Allegro assai


Claude Debussy

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10


Makhambet. Zhumyr, Kylysh arranged by G.Uzenbayeva


The String Quartet consists of

Aidar Toktaliyev (1st violin)

Alexey Lebedev (2nd violin)

Bekzat Sailaubaiuly (viola)

Yernar Myntayev (cello)


Artistic Director: Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan

Yernar Myntayev


Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Management reserves the right to substitute performers and works performed