Tue 3 Dec
The Venue, The Venue
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Leeds International Chamber Season 2019/20: From Dawn to Dusk
Doric String Quartet
Alex Redington – violin
Ying Xue – violin
Hélène Clément – viola
John Myerscough - cello
Haydn – Quartet Op 33, No 1
Britten – Quartet No 3
Beethoven – Quartet Op 131
One of the most celebrated young string quartets of our day performs three core works from the string quartet repertoire, opening with the father of the string quartet, Josef ‘Papa’ Haydn, whose Op 33, dedicated to the Russian Grand Duke Paul, represents the late eighteenth-century quartet at its apogee.
This is complemented by Benjamin Britten’s last major instrumental work, the Op 94 quartet in G major - containing several quotations from the composer’s Death in Venice - which was premiered two weeks after the composer’s death in 1976.
Beethoven’s Op 14 quartet, his second to last is said to have been his favourite of them all. A performance of this quartet stunned no less a peer than the young Franz Schubert, who remarked afterwards, “after this, what is left for us to write?”
Full Price: £22/£20
Over 60s: £20/£18
Under 18s/students/unwaged: £11/£10
U26 tickets in week before concert: £5 (subject to availability)
(prices include 6% booking fee)