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Quatuor Bozzini

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER - 8:00 PM



Clemens Merkel violin
Stéphanie Bozzini viola
Isabelle Bozzini cello
Alissa Cheung violin

John Woolrich Débricollage
Michael Finnissy East London Heys
Naomi Pinnock Quartet No 2
Shostakovich Quartet No 15 in E flat minor, Op 144

The acclaimed Canadian quartet are renowned for their pioneering approach to new music. This evening’s programme opens with a British first half featuring three very different composers and including a new work, premiered in March 2019 by the quartet, by John Woolrich. The second half focusses on the last of Shostakovich’s quartets. Comprising six linked slow movements, it is arguably his most intimate and moving work for the medium.

‘Débricollage is the latest addition to Woolrich’s A Book of Inventions, an ongoing collection of such compact pieces that will eventually consist of 10 quartets. His title is borrowed from a kinetic sculpture by Yves Tinguely, in which an assemblage of everyday objects move around each other according to unrevealed rules. Woolrich’s piece also brings together unexpected, apparently unrelated ideas, and creates a narrative to bind them. Sudden brief unisons anchor the music and launch it in fresh directions, whether those are long-limbed melodic lines or clockwork pizzicatos. A fragile, teasing coherence gradually emerges.’ The Guardian


FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

 

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