Sunday 23 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

Shostakovich began his Fourteenth Quartet on a visit to stay with his admired colleague Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh in 1972 and completed it in Leningrad the following year. The final quartet (the composer intended to write 24 – one in each key) was written in 1974 during a period of increasing ill health; it consists of a sequence of six adagios, the penultimate one a funeral march.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
      • String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp Op. 142
  • Interval
      • String Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor Op. 144

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