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Dante Summer Festival- Hidden Gems
July 11 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Summer Festival present the Dante Quartet performing Hidden Gems on Thursday 11th July at 8pm at The Old Chapel, Calstock
Stanford Quartet no 1 in G
Howells Quartet no 3, “In Gloucestershire”
Szymanowski Quartet no 2
Overlooking the river Tamar by the spectacular Calstock Viaduct, the Old Chapel provides a magical and intimate setting for a concert of wonderful but rarely heard works.
The meditative Adagio of Stanford’s quartet achieves Beethovenian heights, leading into a hilarious Irish jig disguised as a fugue. Stanford’s pupil Howells takes the English pastoral idiom and raises it to a new level, with textures reminiscent of Debussy (whose music Stanford had rejected as “modern stink”).
French influence also pervades Szymanowski’s quartet, his sensuous sound-world fused with wild Polish folk themes.
This concert supports Cornwall Air Ambulance
For ticket prices, full details and bookings visit www.dantefestival.org or call the box office on 07583 050581