- Mendelssohn: String Quartet op.80
- Shostakovich: String Quartet no.4
- Beethoven: String Quartet op.132
The celebrated 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Award winners bring quartet playing of the highest order as they return for our 70th anniversary concert.
- Beethoven String Quartet op.95
- Glass String Quartet no.3
- Beethoven String Quartet op.132
We enjoyed a marvellous evening with this Quartet recently; you may recall the Shostakovich quartet and indeed their Royal Philharmonic Award was for their season long concerts of the entire Shostakovich 15.
I invited them to return as soon as possible, having been enthralled by their performance so we can look forward to a pair of concerts just a few months apart. Both concerts will feature Beethoven whose entire Quartet works are part of their work during 2017.
Wednesday 21 October
- Haydn Quartet in E flat, Op. 33 No. 2, Hob. III:38 “Joke”
- Shostakovich Quartet no.4
- Beethoven Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
String quartets improve over time – they can develop over years or decades whereas this may be less significant with smaller ensembles.
The Carduccis have been together for a long time now and their reputation is considerable. I am confident that we shall have a concert to match the wonderful evening supplied by the Piatti Quartet last season.