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Late, Last, and Least

  • 18 November 2022 8.00pm
    Round Church, Bridge St., CB2 1UB
  • 10 February 2023 8.00pm
    All Saints' and St. Andrew's Church, Kingston, CB23 3NG

The Cambridge String Quartet presents an intriguing programme of string quartets by Beethoven, Haydn and Webern that have been overlooked or overshadowed. Haydn’s last string quartet, Op. 103, was published incomplete, while Beethoven’s Op. 135, the final complete work he ever composed, has puzzled critics by its seeming retreat into convention after the wild experiments of the previous ‘late’ quartets. Curiously and perhaps not coincidentally, both quartets by Haydn and Beethoven feature cryptic references to vocal canons: are these coded messages from the composers from beyond the grave? Framed by an early quartet by Webern, discovered only after his death, the Cambridge String Quartet will explore what it means to be late, last and least in these great composer’s string quartets.

Fairy Tales

  • Details tbc

We will be celebrating the oral tradition in this intimate concert of Schubert's Rosamunde Quartet No. 13 in A minor, ably supported by Stravinsky and Dvořák. Expect a magical evening

Kid reading book, light in darkness

Celebrating George Bridgetower

  • 28 October 2023, time tbc
    Trinity Hall, CB2 1TJ

Join us in Black History Month for this special celebration of George Bridgetower (1778-1860), a virtuoso violinist of African descent and graduate of Trinity Hall, to whom Beethoven originally dedicated his Violin Sonata No. 9.

Programme and timings to be confirmed.

Previous seasons

  • 2021-22

    Our inaugural season at Yellow House Labs saw us premiering new music and playing some old favourites. And there was wine... Read more

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