7 - Truth's Disguise l - Carducci Quartet: Simon Callow

7 - Truth's Disguise l - Carducci Quartet: Simon Callow

16 July 2017 7:00 pm

The Saloon, Duncombe Park, Helmsley

7 - Truth's Disguise l - Carducci Quartet:  Simon Callow

Truth’s Disguise I

Carducci Quartet
Alex Jennings (reader)

Akhmatova – Music
Mandelstam – Silentium
Tsvetayeva –You block the zenith sun
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 1
Akhmatova – Prologue
Brodsky – A Jewish Cemetery near Leningrad
Blok - A Voice from the Choir
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 4
Akhmatova – from Requiem
Ahkmatova – To Death
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 3

The recorded voice of Anna Akhmatova opens the first of four concerts bringing together words and music from Soviet Russia. The acclaimed Carducci Quartet start the journey with Shostakovich’s 1st string quartet, which reflects the pure and myriad emotions of childhood, while Alex Jennings reads poetry that mirrors its classical simplicity, as well as setting the scene for the darker mood of the 3rd and 4th quartets, composed in the 1940s, as the shadows cast by fascism and communism lengthened and art was sometimes ‘truth’s disguise.’

‘a performance of supreme clarity, focus and precision’ – Gramophone

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.

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