After Shostakovich’s swan song in the morning’s concert, Britten’s version will have a turn. In his String Quartet no. 3, the Englishman walks serenely away from life, even accompanied at the end by quotations from his last opera, Death in Venice.
Britten’s sobre farewell is a stark contrast with two tormented String Quartets by Shostakovich – dramatic and powerful pieces pieces whose plots can only be created in your own imagination.
Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Strijkkwartet nr. 12 op. 133, Strijkkwartet nr. 13 op. 138
Benjamin Britten: Strijkkwartet nr. 3 op. 94
CONCERT INCLUDING MINI DOCUMENTARY (in Dutch)
The world-famous Brodsky Quartet will soon celebtrate their fiftieth (!) birthday: founded in the 1970s, they witnessed the birth of Britten and Shostakovich’s late quartets themselves! It would be hard to get any closer to the original today.
Ladeuze, Ladeuzeplein 20
Lijnen 1–9 / 284–85 / 315–17 / 333–35 / 337 / 351–52 /358 / 370–74 /380 / 395
Halte Rector De Somer plein
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