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Marmen Quartet at Easter

Friday 14 April, midday

Bach’s serene chorale prelude is said to have been written contemplating his own death and is his last numbered work whilst Beethoven’s monumental late quartet is dominated by one of his most sublime and spacious slow movements, one the composer himself described as a hymn of gratitude to the Almighty. Glass’s quartet moves toward a gently ruminative conclusion, as stark and insistent gestures soften and coalesce into heartfelt melody.

Programme

Bach Chorale Prelude: Vor Deinem Thron tret ich hiermit BWV 668 4’
Philip Glass Quartet No.3 ‘Mishima’ 18’
Beethoven Quartet in A minor op.132 45’