23 - Truth’s Disguise lV

23 - Truth’s Disguise lV

20 July 2017 7:30 pm

All Saints Church, Helmsley

23 - Truth’s Disguise lV

Truth’s Disguise IV

Carducci Quartet
Alex Jennings (reader)

Akhmatova – Creation
Nikolai Gumilev – My thoughts
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 11
Annensky – Bow and Strings
Akhmatova – Christmas time: Last Day in Rome
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 14
Pasternak –Magdalene 1
Akhmatova – My silence is in music and in song
Akhmatova – Leave me alone with music
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 15

‘Something of heaven ever burns in it’, said Anna Akhmatova of music. The passion and stoicism that she shared with Shostakovich is embodied in three of his late quartets, heard here interwoven with deeply personal poems from the   same period. The concert ends with the mysterious and wintry world of Shostakovich’s 15th Quartet, a cycle of six slow movements which are preoccupied with death, but intensely moving.

We are delighted that Alex Jennings has agreed to appear as reader in the four Truth's Disguise events, replacing  Simon Callow, who has had to withdraw. Simon Callow's talk 'Being Wagner' is unaffected and will go ahead as planned.

Interval drinks

Prices   Full - £20.00    Gold - £16.00    Silver - £18.00    Under 25s - £10.00 6