Quatuor Diotima

Tue 18 Jun 11am

From £5.00 to £22.00

Aldeburgh Church

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Tuesday 18 June 2019 - 11.00am

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.

Szymanowski String Quartet No. 2 18’
Thomas Larcher String Quartet No.4 ‘Lucid Dreams’ 27’
Schubert String Quartet in G 43’

With each movement dedicated to someone who died during its composition, Larcher’s most recent quartet (2015) is emotionally volatile and hard-hitting.

The textures of Szymanowski’s Second Quartet move through Ravelian delicacy, rugged folk material worthy of Bartók, and Shostakovich-like intensity, yet create a masterpiece of formal fluidity with a character entirely of its own.

Schubert’s last quartet is his most enigmatic, constantly shifting between major and minor, light and shade, always asking questions but never settling on answers.