Villiers Quartet 1

Villiers Quartet 1

Benjamin Appl BARITONE*

8.00pm Monday, 31 July 2017

St Thomas's Church, Kendal

Price: A £24 B £16 Allocated Seating

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Haydn String Quartet in D minor ‘Fifths’, Op.76 No.2 21’

Delius String Quartet No.2 in E minor ‘Late swallows’ 24’

Barber Dover Beach for baritone & string quartet* 9’

Dvořák String Quartet No.14 in A flat major, Op.105 33’

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“If only more quartet ensembles were so adventurous.” The Strad

The second of Haydn’s final set of string quartets, of which Dr Burney wrote “They seem the production not only of a sublime genius who has written so much and so well already, but one of highly cultivated talents who had expended none of his fire before”, introduces a golden thread of Haydn in the 2017 LDSM programme. At the same time we mark the first visit to LDSM of the highly-regarded Villiers Quartet (see also Wednesday). Arnold’s great Victorian poem looks across the straits to France, where Delius wrote his enigmatic work – heard today in its 1916 version, only recently transcribed from the manuscript in the British Library.

See also Benjamin Appl’s Schubert tomorrow night.