Doric String Quartet at Brighton Festival 2017
Past Event
Classical Music

Doric String Quartet

Mon 6 Feb 2017

Haydn String Quartet Op.64 No 1
BrahmsString Quartet Op.51/1
Adams Selection from 'John’s Book of Alleged Dances'
Toot nipple
Rag the bone
Judah to ocean
Haydn String Quartet Op.64 No 6

Widely hailed as a leading quartet of its generation, the Doric String Quartet is noted for its fresh approach and the depth of its interpretation. The ensemble spans the history of the string quartet, from the Classical poise of Haydn (known as ‘the father of the string quartet’) to John Adams’s contemporary wit.

Haydn’s Op. 64 quartets are intimate pieces with a relaxed tunefulness — a bracing contrast to the rich textures and restless intensity of Brahms’s C minor quartet. John Adams says that his dances were 'alleged' ‘because the steps for them had yet to be invented'. Dry, droll and sardonic in tone, they bring the artform bang up to date.