Villiers Quartet: Late Beethoven Series IV

Villiers String Quartet
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:30
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College
Event type
Event cost
£28 stalls / £35 gallery / £5 students
Disabled access?
Booking required
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1
  • Priaulx Rainier (1903-1986): String Quartet No. 1
  • Beethoven: String Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 127

This is the fourth concert in the Villiers Quartet’s highly-acclaimed series at the JdP Music Building, where Beethoven’s late string quartets are paired with the music of twentieth-century women composers. Here the warmth of Op. 127 is offset by the magical sounds and intensity of the first string quartet by Priaulx Rainier from 1939, an outstanding piece championed after the Second World War by the Amadeus Quartet.

Pre-concert talk by Dr Peter Copley at 18:45.