Monday 29 January 2018 7:30PM

Escher String Quartet

Borodin, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky


  • Escher String Quartet
  • Adam Barnett-Hart violin
  • Bryan Lee violin
  • Pierre Lapointe viola
  • Brook Speltz cello

Melodies from Borodin’s Second String Quartet found a second home in the Broadway musical Kismet, tribute to their timelessness.

The Escher String Quartet places the work alongside Shostakovich’s Ninth String Quartet, itself influenced by the famous gallop from Rossini’s William Tell Overture.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (c.1833-1887)
        • String Quartet No. 2 in D major
  • Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
        • String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major Op. 117
  • Interval
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
        • String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11

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