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Music for string quartet by Beethoven, Turina and Schubert

A Maiastra concert - Free Admission

Part of the Maiastra 2019-2020 Season

Add to my Calendar 12-09-2019 19:30 12-09-2019 21:30 36 Music for string quartet by Beethoven, Turina and Schubert BEETHOVEN The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth is celebrated next year and over a four year period Maiastra concerts are featuring all of his sixteen string quartets, performed in the order in which they were published. The String Quartet in D major, Op. 18, No. 3 was published in 1801 and dedicated to Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz, a leading patron of Beethoven. It is one of the gentlest of Beethoven's earlier works, with a beautiful opening that continues with subtle control of movement. A change in pace is reserved for the finale, in a fast six-eight time, where Beethoven generates vigorous polyphony in the overwhelmingly energetic development.   TURINA La Oración del torero, Op. 34 (‘The bullfighter’s prayer’), is an example of the influence of folk music in Turina’s compositions. It was originally composed in 1925 for a laúd (modern folk lute) quartet, the laúd being a Spanish folkloric instrument similar to a mandolin. Turina’s inspiration for this colourful composition came during an afternoon near Madrid when he saw the toreadors gathering together before entering the bullring.   SCHUBERT Schubert's String Quartet in D minor brings together two of the composer's extraordinary talents: a natural instinct for melody and song. The quartet was written in 1824 when his health was a cause for concern, and is a reflection of Schubert’s state of mind. It is filled with resignation, and an all-pervading anguish and yearning. Schubert creates a pattern in which the dark and powerful opening is met by the soft lyrical reply of the maiden. Musical Museum, London DD/MM/YYYY

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Programme

Ludwig van BeethovenString Quartet no.3 in D major, Op.18 no.3
Joaquín TurinaLa Oración del torero, Op.34
~ Interval ~
Franz SchubertString Quartet no.14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden', D.810

Performers

Elvina Auh – violin
Nic Hughes – viola
Silvestrs Kalnins – cello
Akiko Ono – violin / director

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Programme Note

BEETHOVEN

The 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth is celebrated next year and over a four year period Maiastra concerts are featuring all of his sixteen string quartets, performed in the order in which they were published. The String Quartet in D major, Op. 18, No. 3 was published in 1801 and dedicated to Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz, a leading patron of Beethoven. It is one of the gentlest of Beethoven's earlier works, with a beautiful opening that continues with subtle control of movement. A change in pace is reserved for the finale, in a fast six-eight time, where Beethoven generates vigorous polyphony in the overwhelmingly energetic development.

 

TURINA

La Oración del torero, Op. 34 (‘The bullfighter’s prayer’), is an example of the influence of folk music in Turina’s compositions. It was originally composed in 1925 for a laúd (modern folk lute) quartet, the laúd being a Spanish folkloric instrument similar to a mandolin. Turina’s inspiration for this colourful composition came during an afternoon near Madrid when he saw the toreadors gathering together before entering the bullring.

 

SCHUBERT

Schubert's String Quartet in D minor brings together two of the composer's extraordinary talents: a natural instinct for melody and song. The quartet was written in 1824 when his health was a cause for concern, and is a reflection of Schubert’s state of mind. It is filled with resignation, and an all-pervading anguish and yearning. Schubert creates a pattern in which the dark and powerful opening is met by the soft lyrical reply of the maiden.

Akiko Ono - Leader and Course director

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