Go: Classical: Quartet Getting a Quick Repeat
Byline: By Patsy Fuller
TWO chamber concerts next week is an appealing prospect - but both string quartets have plumped for the same piece.
The resident Coull Quartet are playing at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on Monday and on Friday the Vogler Quartet from Berlin are at the Leamington Pump Rooms.
Both are playing Beethoven's Quartet in C Op 59 No 3, one of the "middle" quartets dedicated to his patron, Count Rasumovsky.
The clash is a little unfortunate, but it is a piece that lovers of chamber music might actually enjoy hearing twice.
The Coull and the Vogler have also both decided to include something new in their programmes. The Coull will be giving the premiere of the second quartet by the composer Julian Phillips, which was commissioned by the University of Warwick, while the Vogler are playing the first quartet by Erwin Schulhoff, a Czech Jew who died in a concentration camp in 1942.
His music is not entirely new to the Leamington audience. His pieces, which have jazz and folk influences, have been performed several times at Warwick Arts Society concerts.
There is also more familiar music. The Vogler are opening their recital with a Mendelssohn Quartet, and the Coull have a Haydn Quartet on their programme.
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