REVOLUTIONARIES: String Quartets Plus, Part 5
Revolutionaries – Chamber Music Festival 2015
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£3 advanced (booking info to follow)
£3.50 on the door
Students from Birmingham Conservatoire Strings and Piano departments
Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 in C minor Op.110, movements 1 and 2
ii Allegro molto
Messiaen Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus from Quartet for the End of Time
Brahms String Quintet No.2 in G major, Op.111,
Dvořák String Quintet, Op.77
iv Finale. Allegro assai
Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’, Finale
ii Scherzo: Allegro molto
Brahms Sextet No.2 in G major, Op.36
Enjoy this dramatic programme which opens with movements from Shostakovich’s 8th Quartet, written in response to the bombing of Dresden.
Messiaen’s Louange from the Quartet for the End of Time was composed in a Concentration Camp. Dvořák’s Quintet is the first to use a double bass as the fifth player. Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet, with its ‘Dance of Death’ last movement, is one of the all-time greats.
The concert finishes with Brahms’s visionary masterpiece, his Sextet in G major.