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
Andrey Sur (violin)
Vera Neumann (violin)
Laurent Tardat (viola)
Maksim Korobejnikov (cello)
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.