Friday 24th June 7.30pm

St Michael & All Angels’ Church Lower Machen

From Vienna to Prague ‘return’

Carducci Quartet

Matthew Denton Violin

Michelle Fleming – Violin

Eoin Schmidt-Martin – Viola

Emma Denton - Cello

 

Mozart – Quartet No.17 in Bb major K458 ‘The Hunt’

Dvorak – Quartet No.12 in F major op.96 ‘American’

Beethoven – Quartet No.8 in E op.59 no.2 ’The Rasumovsky’

 

The Carducci is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets performing over 90 concerts worldwide each year. The quartet run their own recording label Carducci Classics; an annual festival in Highnam, Gloucester; and in September 2014 curated their first Carducci Festival in Castagneto-Carducci: the town from which they took their name.


 
A programme to delight all lovers of the string quartet repertoire with all three quartets having
nicknames:

Mozart‘s ‘Hunt’ perhaps the most popular of Mozart's "Haydn" quartets gets its nickname
from the first movement's opening fanfare. Dvorak’s Quartet nicknamed the ‘American’ is the 12th string quartet composed during his time in The United States and remains one of the most popular in the chamber music repertoire. The second of three ‘Razumovsky’ quartets, penned in 1806 at the commission of a Russian Ambassador in Vienna, has a characteristically Russian flavour in honour of their patron.

 

Tickets £16 (£13 early bird advance booking)