Friday 22 June 2018 7:00PM
Elias String Quartet
After Beethoven: National voices
Please note the starting time is 7:00pm
This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval
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- Elias String Quartet
Following its deep immersion in Beethoven’s quartets, the Elias String Quartet turns to musical reflections of national identity and autobiography.
Shostakovich’s Seventh Quartet was written in memory of his first wife, while ‘From my life’ captures the trauma of Smetana’s deafness.
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
- String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor Op. 108
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
- String Quartet in F major
Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)
- String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From my life'