Sunday 23 January 2022 11:30AM

Carducci String Quartet

Shostakovich

Information

Download the PDF programme here. Reproduction and distribution is strictly prohibited.

Archived

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

The composer’s later quartets grew longer. He apparently completed the first version of the Ninth in 1961; then, dissatisfied with it, he destroyed it: it was, he said, concerned with ‘themes from childhood,’ whereas the second version (1964) was, he claimed, completely different. Later in the same year he penned his Tenth Quartet, dedicated to his friend and fellow composer Mieczysław Weinberg.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
      • String Quartet No. 9 in E flat Op. 117
      • String Quartet No. 10 in A flat Op. 118

We also recommend