On 9th November in Milan the world premiere of String Quartet No. 5 by Fabio Vacchi will be performed by Salvatore Accardo and a group of musicians with whom the great violinist regularly collaborates: Laura Gorna, Francesco Fiore and Rocco Filippini. The concert forms part of the Società del Quartetto concert season.
With String Quartett No. 5 Vacchi proceeds along a path embarked upon many years ago (his Quartet No. 1 was composed in 1992), continuing to show great interest in this particular genre of composition. Compared with its predecessors, the new quartet reveals a number of novel characteristics not least in its exterior form: it is longer and it is divided into separate movements, each with its own independent character. The five movements form a symmetrical structure, which revolves around the central movement. The work has been commissioned by the Società del Quartetto.