After hearing Tippett's 2nd Quartet, William Glock declared: 'A new composer has emerged in English Music'. Beethoven in 1809 and Tippett in 1942 composed against the backdrop of war. The Brahms quintet reflects a different Europe entirely. An aural journey with the binding thread of both Tippett's and Brahms's veneration of Beethoven.
8:00pm, Monday 5 August 2013
£26, £18, £10RV Zoned Seating
Beethoven Quartet in E flat major, Op.74, The Harp 32'
Tippett Quartet No.2 21'
Brahms String Quintet in F major, Op.88
In 1971 four prizewinning musicians met in London and decided to dedicate themselves to chamber music. Within a short time the Chilingirian Quartet was making an impact, with BBC and World Service broadcasts soon followed by invitations to the Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Bath festivals and to the most important cities throughout Europe.
Garfield Jackson was born in London into a family of jazz trumpet players with a wide-ranging appreciation of music. He began violin studies at the age of seven with Beryl Morreau, a viola student of Lionel Tertis and a founder member of the McNaghten String Quartet.