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Brodsky Quartet

Rachmaninov Anniversary Concert

Wed 1 Nov 2023

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Brodsky Quartet

Rachmaninov Anniversary Concert

Stravinsky Three Pieces
Rachmaninov Two movements from String Quartet No. 2
Britten String Quartet No.1
Shostakovich Two Pieces: Elegy & Polka
Rachmaninov Vocalise (arr P. Cassidy)
Debussy String Quartet
Brodsky Quartet
Krysia Osostowicz violin
Iain Belton violin
Paul Cassidy viola
Jaqueline Thomas cello

A welcome return from the  Brodsky Quartet, marking Rachmaninov’s 150th anniversary with a rare performance of his quartet alongside Debussy, Stravinsky and Britten.

In a typically imaginative sequence, the  Brodsky Quartet present Rachmaninov’s visionary, proto-Minimalist Two Movements for String Quartet No. 2 through the prism of his Russian and European contemporaries. There’s Debussy’s indelibly sensuous quartet, Stravinsky’s Three Pieces, whose ‘Canticle’ he said was the finest piece he had written to date, and Shostakovich’s Two Pieces, which veer from tragedy to hilarity. Britten’s punchy first quartet invigorated the repertoire, while Rachmaninov’s haunting Vocalise encapsulates his genius for song.

The performance will last approximately 2 hours including an interval.

Date:Wed 1 Nov 2023
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall One

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