Villiers Quartet 1

Villiers Quartet 1

Benjamin Appl BARITONE*

9:00pm Monday, July 31 2017

St Thomas's Church, Kendal

A £24 B £16 Allocated Seating

Supported by

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’

“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.

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Villiers Quartet

The Villiers Quartet is winner of the First Prize of the 2015 Radcliffe Chamber Music Competition, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Oxford. Named after Villiers Street in London's colourful... read more

Benjamin Appl Baritone

Benjamin Appl trained as a chorister at the Regensburger Domspatzen, continued his studies at the Munich Hochschule für Musik and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music. He had the... read more

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