Divertimo String Quartet…Saturday February 1st at Lustleigh Village Hall
February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm£15.00
Divertimento String Quartet.
What better antidote to the post-Christmas gloom could there be than to meet up with friends in the warmth of the Village Hall to listen to a concert given by a group of talented musicians? Luckily we have our next visit from the Divertimento String Quartet on Sat. Feb.1st at 3.00pm.
The main work on the programme is Beethoven’s Quartet no.7 (Op.59 no.1) the first of 3 quartets dedicated to Prince Rasumovsky, the Russian Ambassador in Vienna who may well have suggested the Russian folk theme that provides the basis for the set of variations that make the 4th movement. The Quartet is regarded as an example of Beethoven’s middle period of composition and is in the usual four movements. After the opening Allegro movement the slightly strange scherzo is placed 2nd followed by the powerful slow movement. The programme opens with Mozart’s delightful 15th quartet in D major K 421. For fans of modern music we have an interesting work by Allban Berg, probably the most approachable of the 2nd Vienese school to use non-tonal (serial) composition techniques. His 6 Bagatelles are short pieces described by one critic as 6 polished jewels.
Regarding ticket pricing we are coming into line with Divertimento’s general policy. Tickets in advance from the Dairy or ordered from me are £12 but £15 on the door. Students and youngsters are free.
We do hope you can come and support this high quality live music making brought to the village.
Will Carnell – 01647 277270