Making its LDSM début, the Carducci Quartet launches this year’s Shostakovich focus (see Saturday 3rd): the Quartet received a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2016 for its Shostakovich15 project, performing the cycle across the UK and in North and South America. The melodies in Borodin’s 2nd Quartet reached a new audience in the 1955 film Kismet – while the composer may have been bemused to hear his music set in Syria, the sentiments of ‘And this is my beloved’ are in keeping with the dedication of the Quartet to his wife.
7:30pm, Sunday 28 July 2019
Ground £24 Balcony £16
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor ‘Quartetto Serioso’, Op.95 21’
Shostakovich String Quartet No.4 in D major, Op.83 24¾’
Borodin String Quartet No.2 in D major 28’
Founded in 1997, the Carducci Quartet has won numerous international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild in New York and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition. In 2016 it received a RPS Award for its Shostakovich15 project, a cycle of Shostakovich’s quartets performed across the UK, North and South America.