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Members of Chamber Philharmonic Europe

When
Sunday October 20, 2019 at 18:30
Where
Conway Hall, Holborn
Tickets
£12 (advance ticket), £14 (on the door), £10 (Ethical Society members); free admission for 8-26 year olds (kindly subsidised by Cavatina Chamber Music Trust)
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  1. String Quartet No 19 in C, 'Dissonance' K 465 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  2. String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata' - Leoš Janácek
  3. String Quartet in C minor Op 51 No 1 - Johannes Brahms

The unusually dissonant introduction to Mozart’s Quartet K 465, dedicated to Joseph Haydn, opens a colourful programme of works for string quartet, spanning almost 150 years. The centrepiece of the concert is Janácek’s 1923 work, inspired by Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata, while Brahms C minor quartet (possibly in this key to acknowledge as well as break free from Beethoven’s influence), over which Brahms agonised for many years and revised extensively, closes the evening.

Part of Bloomsbury Festival

Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room:

‘Small Steps and Giant Leaps’: endeavour, progress and pioneering achievements

To tie in with the Bloomsbury Festival which is taking place at Conway Hall this weekend, musicologist Peter Quantrill talks about the evening’s programme in the context of the development of the string quartet and its pioneers.

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts

Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of 'affordable classical music for all' still remains. Visit our website for more information about all our Autumn 2019 Season music events, including concerts, pre-concert talks and recitals.


Venue
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
Holborn
London
WC1R 4RL
England
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