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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.
This event takes place at Wigmore Hall, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Award for the Best Chamber Ensemble with a distinctive performing style.
'The Endellion is arguably the finest quartet in Britain, playing with poise, true intonation, excellent balance and a beautiful tone' (New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2000)
'There's always a feeling when listening to the Endellion Quartet that you're listening to the Urtext method of quartet playing’ (Gramophone Magazine)
'Sets the audience ablaze' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Captivates concertgoers with a remarkable rapport, playing to each other with a sense almost of discovery, communicating to the audience on a level of unusual intimacy’ (The Guardian).
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Venue: Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
W1U 2BP 51.516655, -0.148273
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Enquiries: 0207 935 2141
→ Marylebone 15 min walk
→ Bond Street 4 min walk