“Largo”: Haydn, Bartok and Britten

“Largo”: Haydn, Bartok and Britten

Solem Quartet

This programme includes two works – Haydn 76/5 and Britten 3 – written towards the end of their composers’ lives. Both these works show composers at the peak of their careers, not only in terms of their craft but also in the depth of their expression. These works are joined by Bartok’s thirdsolem quartet – the most concise of all Bartok’s quartets – another self-reflective work which brims full of folk rhythm and melody.

Franz Joseph Haydn – Quartet no. 64 in D major, op. 76, no. 5, Hob.III:79
Bela Bartók – String Quartet no. 3, BB 93
Interval
Benjamin Britten – String Quartet no. 3 in G major, op. 94