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Malvern Concert Club: Brodsky Quartet – Quartets 1, 2 & 3

June 7th 7:30 pm

 

Brodsky Quartet

Krysia Osostowicz violin
Ian Belton violin
Paul Cassidy viola
Jacqueline Thomas cello

 

Dmitri Shostakovich Complete String Quartet Cycle

Malvern Concert Club is proud and delighted in equal measure to have been invited by the Brodsky Quartet to host this Shostakovich cycle in Malvern in June 2024.

Friday 7 June 7.30 pm: Quartets 1, 2 & 3

(Introductory note to Quartets 1-3 by Paul Cassidy)

The intimacy of bringing a child into the world inspired Shostakovich to turn to that most intimate of all musical forces, the string quartet. Rather like a child, his first quartet is small scale – full of innocence and wonder, becoming more and more spirited, fun-filled and daring.

His second quartet could not be more different. It is a colossal tour de force. The celebratory first movement is followed by one of the most captivating slow movements ever; a wondrous fusion of baroque and jazz. A whirlwind scherzo gives way to a magnificent set of variations which build in speed to a huge life affirming ending.

In the third quartet, we find Shostakovich in unmistakable voice. This extraordinary work takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride from happy-go-lucky, through war and death, to a place where, if you’ve survived, your brow-beaten, exhausted mind tries to make sense of it all.

Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,500 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 70 recordings. Having recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, the Brodsky Quartet continue to enjoy a busy international performing schedule, extensively touring the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and South America, Asia and Europe as well as in the UK, where the quartet is based. Their prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, as well as in a range of educational affiliations, has been ensured by their never-ending energy and craftsmanship, attracting numerous awards and accolades worldwide.

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Date:
June 7th
Time:
7:30 pm
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Price:
£28 (Price includes 12% booking fee)
Book all 5 concerts for £112 (bookable through the box office only on 01684 892277)
Show Times:
Friday 7th June '24 at 7.30pm

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