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Dante Summer Festival- Hidden Gems

July 11, 2019 @ 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


July 11, 2019
8:00 pm
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