Saturday 22 January 2022 1:00PM
Carducci String Quartet
This concert is currently on advance sale to Friends of Wigmore Hall. For Friends booking dates, please visit our Priority Booking page. For information on becoming a Friend, please visit our Friends page.
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General sale for this concert will open at 10:00AM on Tuesday 30 November.
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
- String Quartet No. 1 in C Op. 49
String Quartet No. 3 in F Op. 73
String Quartet No. 4 in D Op. 83