REVOLUTIONARIES: String Quartets and Piano Trios Part 1
Revolutionaries – Chamber Music Festival 2015
£3 advanced (booking info to follow)
£3.50 on the door
Students from Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Department
Shostakovich String Quartet No.3 in F major, Op.73
iii allegro non troppo
Bartók Duos (selection)
Onslow String Quintet No.15 in C minor, Op.38,
ii Menuetto: Delore, Febre e deliro
iii Andante sostenuto: Convalescenza
Dvořák Terzetto, Op.74
i Introduzione: Allegro ma non troppo
iv Tema con variations
Dvořák’s magnificent Terzetto for two violins and viola, the first piece for this combination, is preceded by a rare performance of Onslow’s Quintet The Bullet in which he depicts the moment he was accidentally shot in the ear during a hunting party!
A selection of Bartok’s miraculous folk-derived Duos for two violins and a particularly fiery and defiant Shostakovich quartet movement complete this energetic programme.