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Sun 24th Mar at 11:00pm

The Vilaseca String Quartet

@ The 20th Century Theatre, London

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Shostakovitch And Britten, East And West: The Vilaseca String Quartet

The critically acclaimed Vilaseca String Quartet will spend an afternoon exploring this international concord between two iconic composers.

Starting with Britten's "Rhapsody for String" quartet, written when the composer was just 16, the VSQ will assess the musical development of Britten and the influence Shostakovich had on his work.

Other works included will be Shostakovich's "String Quartet No. 4" and Britten's "Three Divertimenti for string quartet", 'Go Play, Boy, Play'. In celebration of Britten's centenary a neglected work by the composer will be played as an encore.

Britten: Rhapsody for String Quartet
Shostakovich: Elegy & Polka
Britten Quartettino
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8

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Venue: The 20th Century Theatre

291 Westbourne Grove
W11 2QA 51.513287, -0.203391

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