Monday 29 January 2018 7:30PM
Escher String Quartet
Borodin, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky
This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval
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- Escher String Quartet
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.
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
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
- String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11