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Elias String Quartet
Saturday 29th May 2021, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Venue: John Innes Conference Centre
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 is available from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival at the “Buy Tickets” link above. Alternatively , call 01603 531800 (weekdays 10.00am-5.30pm; Saturday 11.00am-4.00pm).
There is also a pop up box office in Chantry Place Shopping Centre next to Hotel Chocolat on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (11.00am-4.00pm).
At 6.00pm on Friday 28 May, Misha Donat will give a pre-concert talk online.
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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