Britten-Pears Young Artists Alumni I
The Castalian String Quartet perform Schumann, Brahms and Webern.
Friday 16 June, 11amFrom £6.00 to £15.00
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season
Programme to include:
Webern Six Bagatelles 5’
Schumann String Quartet No.1 26’
Brahms String Quartet No.3 32’
Britten–Pears Young Artists Alumni
Castalian String Quartet
Bursting with attractive lyricism, dramatic impetus and innovation, the string quartets by Schumann and Brahms are deeply personal and quietly revolutionary. ‘It is not difficult to compose, but it is fabulously difficult to dispense with the superfluous notes’, remarked Brahms to a friend. Though expansive, and looking back to Mendelssohn and Beethoven, their concision and ingenuity lead us on to the hyper-distilled world of Webern.