Saturday 22 January 2022 7:30PM

Carducci String Quartet



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

The Fifth Quartet (1952) and its successor (1956) both make use of Shostakovich’s musical name: DS [E flat] CH [B natural]. His shortest quartet, the Seventh (1960) is a memorial to his first wife Nina, who died in 1954. Also composed in 1960, though in Dresden, the Eighth Quartet is officially dedicated to ‘the victims of Fascism and war’, though commentators have noted other, darker and more personal meanings.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
      • String Quartet No. 5 in B flat Op. 92
      • String Quartet No. 6 in G Op. 101
  • Interval
      • String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor Op. 108
      • String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110

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