Russian State Philharmonic - Free Ticket
Beethoven liked to keep his supporters sweet – so when a Russian prince asked him to write a quartet, he rounded it off with a flying, foot-stamping Russian dance. And that’s just the climax of this extraordinary masterpiece: a quartet as punchy and as powerful as any symphony. First, though, we meet some genuine Russians: the brisk, glittering wit of Igor Stravinsky, Shostakovich’s blend of deep emotion and pitch-black humour, and Borodin’s gloriously romantic Second Quartet. It’s so tuneful that one of its melodies actually made the pop charts in the 1950s…
Wednesday 28 February 2018
19:30 - 21:00
Warwick Arts Centre
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