Plucking the right heartstrings
The Tippett Quartet is a virtuoisic team, performing on BBC Radio 3 when they’re not touring the UK. Tonight, they’re taking on the theme of composers’ last works. Exploring the final musical words of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and Janácek, this evening is a celebration of the past transforming into something new. The music takes on a new dimension with letters and readings performed by actors. Programme: - Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op 103 - Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K 546 - Janácek: String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) - Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D 810 (Death & the Maiden) Best available seating.
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