Divertimento String Quartet concert
Mozart - String Quartet in D minor, K 421
Webern - 6 Bagatelles, op 9
Beethoven - String Quartet in F, Op 59 no 1
Divertimento String Quartet’s programme begins with Mozart’s Quartet in D, K 421 which is one of his most celebrated quartets. An amusing anecdote from Mozart’s wife, Constanza, recounts that Wolfgang was composing the quartet whilst she was giving birth in the next room and attributed the rising figures in the second movement to her cries of pain.
Anton Webern’s 6 Bagatelles are extremely short and concise, lasting only 4 minutes in total. Webern said they are “not much in quantity, but much in content”.
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, Divertimento String Quartet finish the concert with a performance of his String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1. At the request of the Russian Ambassador to Vienna who commissioned this work, Beethoven used a Russian folk song in the last movement.
Sunday 23rd February
Tickets £13 in advance, £15 on the door, Under 18’s free
from Divertimento 01803 863677
St Margaret’s Church, 59 Fore Street, Topsham, Devon EX3 0HL
Sun 23 Feb 2020