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Notos Quartett

Essentially Strauss: Notos Quartett

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 21 September 2023 • 1pm

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The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Richard Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor 
Gustav Mahler 
Quartet Movement in A minor

Notos Quartett

The concert will finish at approximately 2.05pm


£16 (£14 concessions, £6 under-18s)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction

Save on Your Booking

Multibuy Discounts – £12 tickets for 3+ events
Under-18s – £6 tickets
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Barbican Access Members – free companion tickets
Full details below

Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss: two youthful geniuses stretch their wings in the intimate but passionate world of late-Romantic chamber music.

The Programme

Great things come in small packages! Chamber music is intimate in scale, but Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler thought big from an early age – and in these two early piano quartets, you can almost hear their youthful imaginations straining to soar free. This is music of huge vistas and unbridled passion: exactly what you’d expect from these fledgling geniuses.

The Performers

The Notos Quartett is a multi-award-wining ensemble that specialises in music for piano and strings, and whose four members know and love this music intensely. Praised for their ‘virtuosic brilliance’ and ‘profound musicality’, they’ll bring out all the poetry as well as the glitter in these two irrepressible mini-masterpieces.

Strauss and I are digging from different sides of the same mountain. One day we shall meet. – Gustav Mahler

Read the concert programme

Recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3

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Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

Online at
By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre

£1.50 booking fee per transaction when booking online or by phone

Refunds and Exchanges

If you can no longer user your tickets, you can exchange them for another LSO St Luke’s concert or Barbican credit voucher (valid for six months). Please ensure that you inform the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). A per-ticket administration fee applies for all exchange services.

Questions About Your Booking?

Contact the Box Office at

Visit the Barbican website for conditions of sale and further information.

The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. If the event is cancelled, all bookers will receive a refund. All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined. Box office calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes

Multibuy Discount

£12 tickets when you book three or more BBC Radio 3 concerts in the 2023/24 season within one transaction.


£14 tickets for over-60s, full-time students and unwaged/unemployed people.


£6 tickets for under-18s. BBC Radio 3 Concerts are recommended for ages 12+. For younger children, we have a range of other events at LSO St Luke’s, including Free Friday Lunchtime Concerts which are suitable for everyone over the age of 5.

Groups of 10+

Save 20%, or 30% when booking two or more concerts in the same season, plus additional benefits. Find out more about group booking.

Access Members

Members of the Barbican’s Access Scheme can book wheelchair places priced at the lowest price for that event and book a free companion seat. Join the Barbican Access Scheme.

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