Haydn Quartet in C Op.74 No.1
Nielsen Quartet No.3 in E flat Op.14
Dvorak Quartet in D minor Op.34
If you’ve been to Scandinavia, you’ll have felt it – the tingle in the air and the luminous glow of a long summer evening or a brief winter afternoon. In his exuberant Second Quartet, Carl Nielsen practically bottles that energy: chamber music simply doesn’t get any fresher or more vibrant.
It’s the perfect musical partner for the sunshine and wit of Haydn’s exuberant, folk-flavoured Op.74 No.1, and a life-affirming upbeat to Dvorak’s poignant Quartet Op.34. Personal sorrow, classical poise and playful Czech polkas all come together in a mini-masterpiece with a big, big heart.
Pre-concert talk – Wed 16 Mar 2016 6.15pm. Click here for more information.