13 - Coffee Concert - Truth’s Disguise ll - Carducci Quartet

13 - Coffee Concert - Truth’s Disguise ll - Carducci Quartet

18 July 2017 11:00 am

St Mary's Church, Birdsall, YO17 9NW,

13 - Coffee Concert - Truth’s Disguise ll - Carducci Quartet

Coffee Concert - Truth’s Disguise II

Carducci Quartet
Simon Callow (reader)

Akhmatova – Romance
Tsvetayeva – Hamlet’s Dialogue with his Conscience
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 7
Akhmatova – Reading Hamlet
Pasternak – Hamlet
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 5

The Carducci Quartet turn to Shostakovich’s 5th quartet, composed in the last years of Stalin’s rule, and the 7th, dedicated to the memory of his first wife. In parallel, Simon Callow explores the deep significance of Hamlet for Russian art. Shostakovich knew the play backwards, set Tsvetayeva’s poem Hamlet’s Dialogue with his Conscience and identified with the famous lines from Pasternak’s Hamlet written as an appendix to Doctor Zhivago:   ‘I am alone. All around me drowns in falsehood.’

‘technical rigour, penetrative musical insight and lively yet unified individualism... winning in every sense of the word’ – The Irish Times

Coffee/tea/soft drinks and biscuits served from 9.30am–10.45am

Prices   Full - £15.00    Gold - £12.00    Silver - £13.50    Under 25s - £7.50