Location: The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury
Schubert: String Quartet No.10 (D.87) in E♭, Op.125 No.1 “Household” [Haushaltung]
Beethoven: String quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 "Serioso"
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.9 in E♭, Op.117
Matthew Denton, violin
Michelle Fleming, violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin, viola
Emma Denton, cello
Schubert's 10th quartet is a youthful work, written when the composer was just 16.
Beethoven's Op.95 – which he himself named “Quartet Serioso” – is a standalone work and the last of what could be described as his 'middle' period.
In Shostakovich's quartet number nine, you might be surprised to hear a quote of the 'gallop' theme from Rossini's "William Tell" Overture in the third movement!
An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Founded in 1997, the ensemble has won numerous international competitions, including Concert Artists Guild International Competition USA 2007 and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition 2004.
Why not arrive a bit earlier at the Lion Hotel and enjoy a relaxing pre-concert drink?