Presented by The Australian String Quartet
A celebration of the string quartet across continents and contexts.
A dramatic proclamation sets the scene as Australian composer Justin Williams’ Movement for String Quartet begins this concert with an exploration of distinct and juxtaposing musical material. From twenty-first century Australia we travel to eighteenth century Austria, where Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet No.1 in B minor thrills with an impulsiveness that makes for a virtuosic and exuberant experience.
Henry Purcell’s Fantasia No.6 showcases this Baroque composer’s mastery of suspension and release in a meditative ‘fancy’ before we are whisked into the program’s celebratory finale. Antonin Dvořák’s melodically rich and festive String Quartet No.14 — the composer’s final instrumental chamber work—brims with inventive interplay and influences from the composer’s experiences abroad and connection to his Bohemian homeland’s folk traditions.
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Australian String Quartet
Dale Barltrop violin
Francesca Hiew violin
Christopher Cartlidge viola
Michael Dahlenburg cello
Movement for String Quartet
String Quartet in B minor, Op.33 No.1
Fantasia No.6 in F, Z.737
String Quartet No.14 in A-flat, Op.105
Monday 30 October 2023 7pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
Standard $78 ($67 Concession)
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