Saturday 1 July 2017 7:30PM

Doric String Quartet; Alasdair Beatson piano

Thomas Adès, Britten and Elgar


  • Doric String Quartet
  • Alasdair Beatson piano

Alasdair Beatson joins the Doric String Quartet in Thomas Adès’s single-movement Piano Quintet, a virtuosic modern take on classical sonata form, and Elgar’s dramatically intense Piano Quintet in A minor. Peter Pears described Britten’s late Third String Quartet as being ‘of a profound beauty more touching than anything else, radiant, wise, new, mysterious – overwhelming’.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
        • Piano Quintet
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • String Quartet No. 3 Op. 94
  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
        • Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84

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