Friday 30 Mar 2018 12pm
Part of Spring 2018
Haydn String Quartet No.3, Op.76 ‘Emperor’ 25’
Dvořák String Quartet No.12 ‘American’ in F major Op.9630′
Suk Meditation on the St Wenceslas Chorale 6′
Dvořák String Quartet No.5 in F minor, Op.9 28′
Haydn’s quartet has perhaps the best-known national anthem of all at its heart but is so much more than a famous tune – it’s an exhilarating tour-de-force that demolishes conventions and toys with the listener at every turn. Two of Dvořák’s surprisingly unheralded quartets revel in a similarly radical approach.