Sat 15 Jun 11amFrom £5.00 to £25.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Priority booking for Annual Donors from Tuesday 15 January, Friends from Tuesday 29 January, and Advanced Booking list (including e-ABL) from Tuesday 12 February. General booking opens on Tuesday 19 February at 10am. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.
Thomas Larcher Madhares 18’
Britten String Quartet No.1 26’
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 35’
Britten wrote his elegant, richly atmospheric First Quartet in his late twenties, rating it ‘my best piece so far’. Beethoven’s own E-minor Quartet contains a cosmic Adagio composed while ‘contemplating the music of the spheres’.
Named after a ‘Utopian place’ in Crete, Madhares (2007) unveils a wide but intimately detailed soundscape, from tiny pizzicatos and wiry high glissandos to throbbing chords and thin gossamer melodies.
Photo credit: Simon Way