Benjamin Britten’s First String Quartet dates from 1928 when the composer was just 15 years of age, and his last almost 50 years later from 1975, his final completed work. So as with the quartets of Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich, his essays in this form encompass his life. In partnership with the consummate Australian String Quartet (of which two members are ANAM Alumni), this complex life is expressed through readings of these intimate and deeply personal musical letters.
BRITTEN String Quartet no. 2 in C major op. 36
BRITTEN String Quartet no. 3 in G major op. 94
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op. 10
Australian String Quartet
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The Australian String Quartet’s ANAM residency is generously supported by David and Gai Taylor
“I don’t honestly think I can write in a vacuum, I have to write for people or for occasions. I get inspiration, I get incentive for writing for people” – Benjamin Britten
Watch Benjamin Britten talk about his role as a composer and his approach to writing (produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)