Doric String Quartet
TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER - 8:00 PM
Alex Redington violin
Ying Xue violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello
Haydn Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1
Britten Quartet No 1 in D, Op 25
Schubert Quartet No 14 in D minor, D810 Death and the Maiden
A special season opener marking a landmark moment. The renowned Doric Quartet’s programme includes Britten’s first quartet 80 years after the composer left the UK – from Southampton – for America where the work was composed. The Doric’s viola player Hélène Clément will be playing Britten’s own instrument, given to the composer as a parting gift on the quayside in Southampton by his sole teacher and mentor Frank Bridge in 1939. The programme also includes Schubert’s masterpiece, which takes its name from the song fragment used in the second movement, and the first of Haydn’s set of works which he described as having been written ‘in a new and special way’.
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