Piatti Quartet and Friends
Sat 23 Jun 3pmFrom £5.00 to £18.00
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
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Pavel Kolesnikov, Samson Tsoy piano
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Quartet 6′
Britten Mazurka elegaica 7′
Stravinsky Concerto for Two Pianos 19′
Britten Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca 9′
Britten Quartet No.1 Op.25 26′
(ends approx. 4.45pm)
Auden characterised the middle decades of the twentieth century as an ’age of anxiety’, but the creative minds of Stravinsky and the young Britten struck sparks in the gathering gloom. Three quirky and distinctive experiments for piano duo form the core of this programme, while the Piatti Quartet frames them with two musical harbingers of new, if troubled, worlds: Stravinsky’s three miniatures from 1914 (originally for piano duet), and Britten’s quartet – written in wartime America and described by the composer David Matthews as ‘fiercely happy’.