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Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust
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Englefield House

The Escher Quartet

 

Wednesday 18th May, Long Gallery,
Englefield House, Theale RG7 5EN
7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm)
£24 / £20

 

 

Adam Barnett-Hart violin
Aaron Boyd violin
Pietter Lapointe viola
Brook Speltz cello
   
Haydn Quartet in F minor Op 20 No 5
Szymanowski Quartet No 1 in C major
Elgar Quartet in E minor

 

 

Former BBC New Generation Artists and one of the USA’s leading ensembles, since its inception in 2005 The Escher Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty, and has made a distinctive impression throughout the world.

 

In this 2016 Festival season of international string quartets, the highly acclaimed Escher Quartet is travelling from the USA especially to perform at the wonderfully glamorous Long Gallery at Englefield House, with a programme of music from Haydn, Elgar and Szymanowski, whose bewitching Quartet No 1 in C major is a remarkable blend of late Romanticism and impressionism.

 

“They hold the listener spellbound from first bar to last.” BBC Music Magazine

 

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