A rare chance to hear Britten's breathtaking third quartet. As his last completed work, it features haunting church bells overheard from his bed in Venice, undulating duets, and some of his most extreme spectral colours, culminating in a heartbreaking finale. It's not all doom and gloom though, as Beethoven rescues us with a stunning vision of hope and a rousing rondo to finish the evening.
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Britten: Quartet No.3
Beethoven: Quartet op. 59 No. 2