|Haydn||String Quartet in G, Op. 33 No. 5 Hob. III:4|
|Howells||String Quartet No. 3 In Gloucestershire|
|Beethoven||String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 Razumovsky|
Haydn’s witty, urbane Quartet in G from his Op. 33 set, nicknamed How Do You Do after its opening musical gesture, begins the Dante Quartet’s varied programme. It’s followed by an altogether more serious work, the third quartet by Herbert Howells, written in the early 1920s and permeated with the memory of war. Beethoven’s Second Razumovsky Quartet, with its extraordinary Russian-themed Scherzo, rounds off the concert.