Shostakovich - T1449699885Simon Russell Beale's series inspired by classic works of chamber music continues with an evening focused on Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 and the composer's fraught relationship with Stalin and the Soviet authorities. A collection of poems and short dramatic readings accompany a performance by the acclaimed Carducci Quartet of this masterpiece, written following Shostakovich's agonised decision to join the Communist party and dedicated "to the victims of fascism and the war".Performer Simon Russell Beale. Performer Andrew Scott. Performer Nikki Amuka-Bird.
|5 Mar 18||Bridge Theatre, Inner London :: V01649084045|
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Ravel - T276502194Simon Russell Beale curates a series of evenings inspired by classic works of chamber music. The first will take you on a journey to the Paris that gave birth to Ravel's String Quartet in F, a city witnessing the dawn of the new industrial age and inspiration to a composer obsessed with factories, machines and mathematical precision. Simon and others will read passages from Proust as well as poetry by the likes of Wordsworth, Auden and Larkin to paint a rich canvas against which the prize-winning Navarra Quartet will perform Ravel's exquisite early quartet.Performer Simon Russell Beale. Performer Penelope Wilton. Performer Adjoa Andoh.
|20 Nov 17||Bridge Theatre, Inner London :: V01649084045|
listing details L01756533276