Friday 22 June 2018 7:00PM

Elias String Quartet

After Beethoven: National voices

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Please note the starting time is 7:00pm


  • Elias String Quartet

Following its deep immersion in Beethoven’s quartets, the Elias String Quartet turns to musical reflections of national identity and autobiography.

Shostakovich’s Seventh Quartet was written in memory of his first wife, while ‘From my life’ captures the trauma of Smetana’s deafness.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
        • String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor Op. 108
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • String Quartet in F major
  • Interval
  • Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)
        • String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From my life'

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