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Wed 24th Apr at 7:30pm

The Endellion String Quartet

@ Wigmore Hall, London

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The Endellion String Quartet

Haydn - String Quartet in B-flat Op.50 No.1
Britten - String Quartet No.2 in C Op.36
Beethoven - String Quartet in F Op.18 No.1 (‘Romeo and Juliet’)

The Haydn is another delightful jewel of the Op.50 set. Britten's Second Quartet is a powerful and original work from one of Britain's greatest 20th-century composers, whose centenary we are celebrating this year. The finale's Chacony pays moving tribute to Purcell, English genius of the 17th century; the middle movement is a virtuosic accomplishment, full of invention and rhythmic drive; and the first is an exploration of harmonies, textures and rhythms which bears Britten's distinctive fingerprints at every stage. Beethoven's masterpiece — whose moving slow movement was inspired by Romeo and Juliet — brings the programme to a close.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Wigmore Hall


Address:
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1H 9DF 51.516655, -0.148273


Wigmore Hall map


Website: wigmore-hall.org.uk

Enquiries: 0207 935 2141


Train

  → Marylebone 15 min walk


Tube

  → Bond Street 4 min walk