January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The next Divertimento concert will be on Saturday, Jan.26th at 3.00pm in the Village Hall. There are 3 works on the programme:
Mozart : Quartet no.19 in C K465. This is the last of a set of 6 quartets dedicated to his contemporary and much loved composer Joseph Haydn. Written in 1785 it acquired the nickname The Dissonant on account of some advanced and discordant harmony in the slow introduction to the first movement. When Haydn was questioned about this he replied that if that was what Mr. Mozart wrote then it was correct and what the composer intended! It is in the usual 4 movements.
Britten: 3 Divertimenti. These pieces were originally written as part of a planned suite of 5 movements of portraits of his school friends. Only 3 were written and after substantial revision first performed in Feb.1936. Britten was not happy with the reception they received and withdrew them and they only reappeared after his death. The movements are March, Waltz and Burlesque.
Debussy: String Quartet in G min. Op.10. Debussy’s only string quartet is a relatively early work written between 1892 an 1893. It is in 4 movements, the last movement causing Debussy problems and it took a lot of effort to complete it to his satisfaction. In spite of this it has come to be regarded (along with Ravel’s) as at the peak of French string quartet writing.
Ticket are £12 for adults and free for students and children and will be available from the Dairy in the new year, or on the door.