Doric String Quartet
Tuesday 13 May
Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 ‘Emperor’
Janáček String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G major D887
Hailed for its fresh approach and depth of interpretation, the Doric String Quartet has established itself as one of the most dynamic of the new generation of chamber music ensembles. This programme, spanning almost the entire history ofthe string quartet, provides the perfect opportunity to experience the full range of its eloquent artistry.
Haydn is known as ‘the father of the string quartet’, and the ‘Emperor’ quartet is from the last set he composed. Written a generation later, Schubert’s last quartet, No. 15, is chamber music on a massive scale, an outpouring of intense emotions. Between the two, Janáček’s first string quartet is a passionate study of psychological drama inspired by the heroine of Tolstoy’s story The Kreutzer Sonata.
Performance runs: c. 90 mins (plus interval)
“Doric String Quartet perform Haydn’s music with spirit, wit and sophistication…Haydn and the Doric are a perfect match” Sunday Telegraph