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The Lustleigh Music Society presents – Divertimento String Quartet Concert
February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm£15.00
Unless the covid situation deteriorates badly we will go ahead with our next planned Divertimento String Quartet concert. Masks and Distancing will be observed and so we should all be able to keep safe.
The main work in the programme is the String Quartet No.2 in G minor by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). He is one of the giants of Scandinavian music and his 6 symphonies are all great works and in the mainstream of the symphonic repertoire. His string quartets are relatively early works in his output. There is an unnumbered quartet in D minor from 1882 unpublished in his lifetime. Next comes the G minor quartet completed in 1888 but not performed until 10 years later and published in 1900 and in a revised edition that became the 2nd of the 4 quartets to be published.
It is in 4 movements: Allegro energico/Andante amoroso/ Scherzo: Allegro molto/ Finale: Allegro inquieto. There is a certain quirkiness in his writing often with unexpected modulations which is particularly discernable in the Scherzo, but overall, the lasting impression is that it is an attractive, lyrical and tuneful work.
The supporting pieces in the programme are Dowland (Flow my Tears), Mathew Locke (Suite in D minor) and Caroline Shaw (Entr’acte).
Lustleigh Village Hall, Sunday Feb.20th at 3.00pm Adults £15.00 Students and children Free. Tickets at the Dairy or On the Door.
A further concert is being planned for Saturday April 30th with an augmented Divertimento to play sextets by Spohr and Brahms.