Friday, 24 February 2017

An Equal Music: the enduring power of counterpoint at the Conway Hall

The Albion Quartet (Rosalind Ventris, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Emma Parker, Nathaniel Boyd)
The Albion Quartet (Rosalind Ventris, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Emma Parker, Nathaniel Boyd)
On Sunday 26 February 2017, the Albion Quartet is appearing at Conway Hall performing Bach, Haydn, Schumann and Walton, as part of the hall's regular Sunday concerts series. Entitled An Equal Music, the quartet's programme explores the role of counterpoint in three very different works from the quartet repertoire, Haydn's Quartet in C Op.20/2, Schumann's Quartet in A minor Op.41/1 and Walton's Quartet in A minor. Bach's The Art of Fugue frames them, and clarifies the references to Bach, the original master of the form, whose seminal work continues to fascinate and challenge composers to this day.

The Albion Quartet  was formed by four outstanding young string players, Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Emma Parker (violin), Rosalind Ventris (viola), Nathaniel Boyd (cello), all of whom share a belief in the communicative power of the string quartet.

Full details from the Conway Hall website.

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