Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80 evokes a far more personal tragedy, commemorating the death of his sister Fanny – the composer himself died two months after completing the work. Growing out of a stormy opening movement, the music never finds peace: even the slower third movement is filled with yearning and loss, and the finale returns to the nervous anguish of the beginning.
This concert is part of the Philharmonia Chamber Players series.
PerformersRebecca Chan violin
RepertoireSchubert: String Quartet in C minor, D.703 (Quartettsatz)
Hear the full Orchestra in a programme mirroring the chamber performance in the evening performance at 7.30pm – Schubert wrote his Unfinished Symphony at the same time as his Quartettsatz, while Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto showcases the composer’s lyricism at a far happier time of his life. To close, a Brahms masterpiece: his Third Symphony.
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