Our Autumn 2019 series of concerts comes to a close with Schubert’s G major quartet, his last work for the genre. To welcome in the festive season, the Piatti Quartet’s performance begins with Suk’s Meditation on ‘St Wenceslas’, composed when he was second violinist in the Bohemian String Quartet and later arranged for string orchestra. Shostakovich’s eighth quartet, arguably the most well known of his 15 essays in the genre and containing numerous self quotes, lies at the centre of a programme not to be missed!
Suk | Meditation on the Old Czech Hymn ‘St Wenceslas’ Op.35aShostakovich | Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op.110Schubert | Quartet in G D887
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (violin)Michael Trainor (violin)Tetsuumi Nagata (viola)Jessie Ann Richardson (cello)
Pre-Concert Recital, 5:30pm | Students from the Royal College of Music
Witness the future generation of music stars perform live, as leading ensembles from the internationally-renowned conservatoire take to the Conway Hall stage in a varied programme (to be announced).
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