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Britten I

Through the Looking Glass

In celebration of the centennial of Benjamin Britten, the Escher String Quartet acts as guide in a fascinating tour of works by Britten alongside selections by other composers that provide perspective to his musical genius.

This program places Britten’s String Quartet No. 2 as a living and vibrant part of an ever changing musical history, shaped by what had been and influencing what was to come.

Photo Credit: J. Henry Fair

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This event will take place at Rose Studio. Please click here for more information on the venue.

October 25, 2012, 7:30 PM

Ticket Price: $40

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  • Purcell Chacony in G minor for String Quartet (arr. Britten) (c. 1678, arr. 1947–8, rev. 1963)
  • Britten Quartet No. 2 in C major for Strings, Op. 36 (1945)

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  • Gesualdo “Se la mia morte brami” from Madrigali libro sesto (arr. Lapointe) (1611)
  • Gesualdo Illumina faciem tuam (arr. Lapointe) (1603)
  • Beethoven Quartet in A minor for Strings, Op. 132 (1825)

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1 hour, 45 minutes