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|Beethoven||String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 Quartetto serioso i>|
|Britten||String Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36|
|Dvořák||String Quartet No. 8 in E, Op. 80|
Led by Tamsin Waley-Cohen, the Albion Quartet presents works reflecting on the themes of loss and defiance. Beethoven’s F minor Quartet was composed in late 1810 during the Napoleonic War and Britten’s Second Quartet was written in 1945 amid feelings of loss, relief and euphoria at the end of the Second World War. Dvořák’s Eighth Quartet is tinged with sadness and nostalgia, but also with defiance and strength. The third of Albion Quartet’s thematic mini-cycle.
FREE Pre-concert foyer performance, 5.45pm
Sarah Small (viola da gamba) and Jonatan Bougt (theorbo) explore the themes of loss and defiance through early music, including Tobias Hume’s Death, music by Marais and more.