Saturday 22 January 2022 1:00PM

Carducci String Quartet

Shostakovich

Information

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Duration

This concert will be approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in duration, including an interval.

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  • Carducci String Quartet
  • Matthew Denton violin
  • Michelle Fleming violin
  • Eoin Schmidt-Martin viola
  • Emma Denton cello

Shostakovich suggested that his First Quartet ‘visualized childhood scenes, somewhat naïve and bright moods associated with spring’ while the Second is a wartime work, written at Ivanovo in 1944. The composer gave the Third (1946) a kind of wartime programme: ‘blithe ignorance of the future cataclysm -- rumblings of unrest and anticipation -- forces of war unleashed -- in memory of the dead -- the eternal question: why? and for what?’ The Fourth Quartet (1949) is based on Jewish themes.

  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
      • String Quartet No. 1 in C Op. 49
      • String Quartet No. 2 in A Op. 68
  • Interval
      • String Quartet No. 3 in F Op. 73
      • String Quartet No. 4 in D Op. 83

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