REVOLUTIONARIES: String Quartets Plus, Part 7
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
Mozart Quintet in C major, K515
Debussy String Quartet No.1 in G minor
i Animé et très décidé
Ravel String Quartet in F major
i Allegro moderato très doux
iv Vif et agité
Beethoven Quintet in C major, Op.29, ‘The Storm’
William Walton String Quartet in A minor
Mozart's C major Quintet is a radical and radiant work. Debussy and Ravel created entirely new worlds of sound for the quartet.
The last movement of Beethoven's Quintet in C major well deserves it the nickname The Storm, albeit a playful one. Walton's unique Quartet is an entirely original masterpiece of the genre.