Shostakovich Plus: Carducci Quartet


BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 6 Oct 2017 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor Op 95
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No 4 in D major

Carducci Quartet

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys

Part of the 2017/18 season

Our autumn series of Lunchtime Concerts is dedicated to Shostakovich's chamber works, complementing Gianandrea Noseda's symphony cycle with the LSO.

The Fourth Quartet was composed under the shadow of the infamous Zhdanov Doctrine, in which Shostakovich, as well as other prominent Soviet composers, was officially denounced. Like many of his works, including the First Violin Concerto, the quartet was put into a drawer and remained unperformed until Stalin's death.

Shostakovich’s work is complemented by Beethoven's Quartet in F minor, which is often referred to as the ‘Serioso’, with its urgent, violent intensity. However, in the final bars, the atmosphere shifts to one of unrelenting joy, dismissing the weight of the rest of the work in 30 seconds flat. It might just be the greatest musical punch line of all time.


This concert will be recorded for futre broadcast by BBC Radio 3

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Also in this series:

Fri 13 Oct 2017
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Shostakovich Plus

Fri 3 Nov 2017
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Shostakovich Plus

Fri 10 Nov 2017
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Shostakovich Plus