We welcome back the Doric Quartet for two concerts centred on Beethoven’s late Quartet Op.132.
Tomorrow it is interspersed with the poetry of TS Eliot. Today we hear the remarkable five-movement work uninterrupted, its radiant, almost static middle movement entitled ‘Holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent to the Deity’. Mozart even closer to the end of his life when he wrote his quartet. By contrast Britten’s short Divertimenti were written in his early twenties.
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Britten Three Divertimenti 12’
Mozart Quartet in B-flat K589 24’
Beethoven Quartet No.15 Op.132 44′
The Observer on the Doric Quartet at Britten Weekend 2018