Sunday 6 January 2013 11:30AM

Bennewitz Quartet

Dvořák and Schumann


  • Bennewitz Quartet

Finding fresh perspectives in familiar compositions is central to the Bennewitz Quartet’s work. The Czech ensemble turns to two landmarks of the Romantic repertoire for its latest Wigmore Hall performance. Dvorák’s Cypresses began life in 1865 as a song-cycle and were transformed by the composer 22 years later into pieces for string quartet. The String Quartet in A, meanwhile, dates from 1842, Schumann’s glorious ‘year of chamber music’.

  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
      • Cypresses B. 11
        • No. 2 When Thy Sweet Glances Fall On Me (V té sladké moci ocí tvých)
        • No. 3 Death Reigns in Many a Human Breast (V tak mnohém srdci mrtvo jest)
        • No. 6 I Know that My Love to Thee (Já vím, že v sladké nadeji)
        • No. 10 I Am Often Tormented By Doubt (Mne casto týrá pochyba)
        • No. 11 My Heart is Plunged Into Sadness (Mé srdce casto v bolesti)
        • No. 12 The Old Letter in My Book (Zde hledím na ten drahý list)
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • String Quartet No. 3 in A major Op. 41

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