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Albion Quartet

The Lark

Nature Unwrapped

Thu 13 Feb 2020
Classical

Albion Quartet

The Lark

Nature Unwrapped

Haydn 'The Lark' Op. 64 No. 5
Larcher String Quartet No. 2 'Cold Farmer'
Brahms No. 3 in B flat Op.67

‘The four players moved together, thought together – taking their lead from Waley-Cohen’s lightly worn virtuosity and gloriously smoky sound’  Artsdesk


Haydn’s uplifting quartet ‘The Lark’ takes its nickname from the soaring, birdsong-like quality of its playful theme. Written after one of his sojourns in England, the last movement is a rustic English hornpipe. Brahms’ quartet in B flat opens with the call of hunting horns and is suffused throughout with a sense of sylvan beauty and spaciousness.

Austrian composer Thomas Larcher is well-known for his passionate connection with nature and the mountains where he lives. He writes that in composing his quartet Cold Farmer was ‘like stepping or falling into uncertainty, into a perilous state, an unconditional leap into spontaneity and direct emotion … like gasping for a painful but life-saving breath after having been under water too long.’

Date & time:Thu 13 Feb 2020 – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One
Price:£24.50-£16.50 | Savers £9.50*
+ £3 booking fee.

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