Haydn Quartet in G minor Op.74 No.3 The Rider
Britten Quartet No.2 in C Op.36
Schubert Quartet in G D887
Only the North Sea separates Benjamin Britten’s beloved Suffolk coast from Scandinavia: and that northern light and salt-tinged freshness make Britten’s Second String Quartet glow from within.
That’s the heart of an evening that begins on the plains of Hungary with Haydn’s zingy “Rider” quartet, and then follows Franz Schubert on one of the greatest emotional journeys in all chamber music: as he ventures alone into the dark valleys and echoing Alpine vistas of his tremendous G major String Quartet. Four musicians travel to three incredible places – and you’re invited along.
Pre-concert talk – Thu 19 May 2016 6.15pm. Click here for more information.