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Verdi String Quartet

When
Saturday February 24, 2024 at 19:30
Where
Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Tickets
£30 (students £5)
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  1. String Sonata No 3 in C - Gioachino Rossini
  2. String Sonata No 6 in D (La tempesta) - Gioachino Rossini
  3. String Quartet in E minor - Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi’s only score for instruments alone was written in a hotel room in Naples in 1873 and never intended for public consumption. The composer’s String Quartet has all the songful melodiousness, charming wit and fluent elegance of his operas – combined with the seriousness of a musician who knew his Haydn and Beethoven. At the other end of his life, the pre-teenage Rossini wrote a set of string sonatas that combine the youthful ardour of Mendelssohn with something altogether more saucy and Italian. Join our outstanding string players for this rare chance to hear intimate chamber music for strings by Italian composers famous for operas on a grand scale.


Venue
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3SD
England


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