Vertavo String Quartet: Bartók Plus


BBC Radio 3 Evening Concert: Please note start time

Fri 4 Oct 2019 7.30pm - 9.20pm
LSO St Luke's, London

BARTÓK String Quartet No 5 
DVOŘÁK String Quartet No 12, 'American'
BARTÓK String Quartet No 6

Vertavo String Quartet

Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

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Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2018/19 season multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys

Part of 2019/20 season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

From African American spirituals to Hungarian folk music, hear a stirring range folk melodies in this concert of string quartets by Bartók and Dvořák.

Dvořák’s resonant String Quartet No 12 is one of the most well-known of all his works for chamber ensemble. Rich in the harmonies and rhythms of Native American music and African American spirituals, it is at turns sweet, joyful and melancholy in tone.

Bartók’s final two String Quartets are more unsettling in character, with the forlorn melodies and shadows of his Fifth, and the elegant but tragic Sixth, a piece which was darkened by the illness and death of Bartók’s mother and the dawn of World War II.

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Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on 18 October

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