Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: Brodsky Quartet
Intense. Passionate. Daring.
Who’s on stage
The Brodsky Quartet, founded half a century ago by four Teesside students.
What they’re playing
Adventurous, colourful quartets by Claude Debussy and Franz Schuberts plus a brilliant arrangement of J.S. Bach’s monumental solo violin sonata.
Need to know
Price: £7.50 – £23.00
Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval.
Discounts: save if you’re in full time education, accompanying a child or assisting a disabled ticket holder.
Age: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
What you'll hear
Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Violin Sonata in C major (arr. P Cassidy)
Claude Debussy String Quartet
Franz Schubert String Quartet in G
The Brodsky Quartet
What's happening in the music
Violist Paul Cassidy has adapted many shorter works as encore pieces and has now arranged Bach’s three monumental solo violin sonatas for string quartet.
Debussy’s 1893 quartet opened a new sound world in chamber music, with its magical, muted slow movement and quirky pizzicato scherzo.
Schubert’s last work for the genre likewise looks forward to new levels of expression, with angry outbursts in its serene slow movement and a roller-coaster tarantella finale.
What they say
‘Timeless, ageless music-making. Profound depth of understanding, sonorously contemplative playing. A real treat.’
BBC Radio 3 Pick of the Week – CD of Schubert Quintet.