Elias String Quartet
Saturday 29th May 2021, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Purcell. Fantasia in D minor z.739;
Fantasia in A minor z.740
Haydn. String Quartet in G major Op. 33 No. 5
Schumann. String Quartet in A Op.41 No.3
Ticketing will be available from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival with priority access for Norwich Chamber Music Season ticket holders. Details will follow.
Purcell’s Fantasias for strings, composed at the age of 21, are the last great flowering of English consort music, and masterpieces of intricate counterpoint. Haydn’s epoch-making six quartets Op.33 are sometimes known as gli scherzi, in view of their inclusion of a scherzo movement to replace the traditional minuet; while the three string quartets Schumann composed in the summer of 1842 seem to cast a glance back to the great legacy of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
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