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|The Elias Quartet perform Haydn, Sibelius and Dvořák|
|In what would turn out to be a concert of two very distinct halves, the Elias Quartet impressed in the cosy confines of Wigmore Hall. After a full ‘daily grind’, arriving at this cocoon of a hall – where outside noise is absent, save for the occasional underground rumble – felt like a real treat. Here was a chance to sink into some cosy chamber music to wash over the listener – or maybe not. The first half consisted of a quartet in unusual form by Haydn, and Sibelius’ 1909 piece Voces Intimae: both pieces which demanded concentrated listening.
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