The Coull Quartet: A Russian Spring

The Coull Quartet: A Russian Spring

Type Arts & Entertainment
When 09 May 2014, 07:30PM - 09:30PM
Venue Embrace Arts
Open To Public
Ticket Price £15 / £12 / £5er
For Bookings Contact Embrace Arts, 0116 252 2455, arts-centre@le.ac.uk

Haydn Quartet in B minor Op 33 no 1; Shostakovich Quartet No 5 in B flat Op 92; Beethoven Quartet in C Op 59 No 3 ‘Rasumovsky’ Beethoven’s expansive Op 59 quartets bear the name of the enlightened Russian count who commissioned them in 1805, whilst Haydn’s ‘new and special’ Op 33 quartets were dedicated to the Grand Duke Paul of Russia. Life for a Soviet artist in the 1950’s, however, was rather tougher, and it wasn’t until well after Stalin’s death that Shostakovich allowed his autobiographical, yet forward looking fifth quartet to be performed.

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