“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
As with the quartets of Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten's essays in this form encompass his life. Join ANAM musicians in partnership with the consummate Australian String Quartet (of which two members are ANAM Alumni), as they perform Britten's intimate and deeply personal musical letters - his String Quartets - over two concerts. This concert also features Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Britten's tribute to his teacher and a work that catapulted Britten on to the international music scene.
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
Francesca Hiew violin
Dale Barltrop violin
Stephen King viola
Patrick Murphy cello
You can also see musicians from the Australian String Quartet perform with ANAM musicians during the day on Friday 7 September in: Benjamin Britten and the String Quartet 1
Book three or more concerts with an ANAMates Flexi Membership and receive 20% off the single ticket prices.
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Did you know that each member of the Australian String Quartet play instruments made by the same maker?
Read more about ASQ and their instrumnets in the latest WTF?! Music Hacked article by Cut Common.
The Australian String Quartet’s ANAM residency is generously supported by David and Gai Taylor