Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St


Joseph HaydnString Quartet no.64 in D major 'Largo', Op.76 no.5, Hob III:79
Leoš JanáčekString Quartet no.1 'Kreutzer Sonata'
Franz SchubertString Quartet no.15 in G major, D.887


Endellion String Quartet

Programme Note

The late quartet in G reveals Schubert at his most profoundly moving and mature. Symphonic in its conception and proportions, it encompasses extreme contrasts of character and emotion and takes us on a momentous journey. Equally extreme, but far more concentrated, is Janáček's first string quartet which feels like a whole opera in little more than a quarter of an hour. Haydn's radiant, sunny string quartet is the opening piece — one of the first works the Endellions learnt thirty-five years ago.

The Endellion String Quartet ©Eric Richmond

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