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REVOLUTIONARIES: String Quartets Plus, Part 5

String Quartets Plus, Part 5

Revolutionaries – Chamber Music Festival 2015

Date and time
12 Jun 2015 (7:45pm - 9:00pm)

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
i Largo
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,
ii Adagio
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
iv Presto
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.

Revolutionaries – Chamber Music Festival 2015

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