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The Brompton Quartet: Elgar & Vaughan Williams
Friday 13 September 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm£12.50
A delightful programme of British chamber music from the talented Brompton Quartet. Elgar completed only one string quartet in his life, part of a ‘late flowering’ in the years 1918-19 (a period which also included his famous Cello Concerto). His Quartet in E Minor is a work of exquisite melancholy. Alongside is Vaughan Williams’ String Quartet No.1 in G minor, composed in 1936 following a period of study with Ravel in Paris. While imbued with Vaughan Williams’ characteristic earthiness, the piece carries more than a trace of French sensuality.