|Date||Event||Composers, Works, Performers|
| Aldeburgh Church
|Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh IP15 5DY, United Kingdom|
Monday 10-Jun-13 03:00pm
Britten’s bold, expansive Quartet – a homage to Purcell – appeared less than six months after the tumultuous success of Peter Grimes. The cumulative power of the titanic final movement’s variants on a Purcellian ground bass is a fitting tribute. Mozart’s quartet must have shocked with the startling opening harmonies that earned it its nickname, but it continues with the music of characteristic zest and elegance. Janus-like, the music of Poul Ruders often alternates explosive high spirits with a dark, introspective, haunting beauty.