The unusually dissonant introduction to Mozart’s Quartet K465, dedicated to Joseph Haydn, opens a colourful programme of works for string quartet, spanning almost 150 years. The centrepiece of the concert is Janáček’s 1923 work, inspired by Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata, while Brahms C minor quartet (possibly in this key to acknowledge as well as break free from Beethoven’s influence), over which Brahms agonised for many years and revised extensively, closes the evening.
Within Bloomsbury Festival
Mozart | String Quartet No.19 in C major, “Dissonance” K465
Janáček | String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”
Brahms | String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51 No.1
Pawel Zuzanski (violin)
Vera Neumann (violin)
Natascha Krumik (viola)
Maksim Korobejnikov (cello)
Conway Hall Sunday Concerts
Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of “affordable classical music for all” still remains. Visit our website for more information about all our Autumn 2019 Season music events, including concerts, pre-concert talks and recitals.
This event is in the Main Hall on the ground floor. For accessibility info: https://conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us/
It is part of Conway Hall Ethical Society’s charitable programme and is tax-exempt.
Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room:
‘Small Steps and Giant Leaps’: endeavour, progress and pioneering achievements
To tie in with the Bloomsbury Festival which is taking place at Conway Hall this weekend, musicologist Peter Quantrill talks about the evening’s programme in the context of the development of the string quartet and its pioneers.