STRAVINSKY – Three Pieces for String Quartet (7’)
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR – Clarinet Quintet (31’)
SCHUBERT – String Quartet No.14 ‘Death and the Maiden’ (40’)
A concert of contrasts, showcasing the versatility of the world-class musicians from Ensemble 360.
Schubert’s deeply personal and beloved ‘Death and the Maiden’ string quartet is set alongside two lesser-known pieces written within a century but which could hardly be more different: Stravinsky’s compelling fragments for string quartet and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s exquisite clarinet quintet. The latter is arguably the greatest achievement in Coleridge-Taylor’s chamber music, by turns lyrical and muscular. It bears the unmistakable hallmarks of Dvořák’s profound influence on this tumultuous period of music.
There will be a post-show Q&A with the artists and Colin Jagger of Portsmouth Chamber Music.
Presented by Music in the Round.
Series Discount: 20% discount if you book any 6 or more Chamber Music/Sounds of Now concerts.