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Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: Dudok Quartet Amsterdam

Dudok credit Yuri Andries

Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: Dudok Quartet Amsterdam

Part of Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


Energising. Engaging. Emotive.

Who’s on stage

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam, four string players committed to ”sharing the heart of the music”.

What they’re playing

Beautiful string quartets by three big names in the classical music world: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dmitri Shostakovich and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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

Wolfgang Mozart Quartet in F, K590 ‘King of Prussia’
Dmitri Shostakovich Quartet No.5 in B flat
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Quartet No.3 in E flat minor

Who's playing

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam

What's happening in the music

The royal dedicatee of Mozart’s final three quartets was himself a fine cellist, and the composer features his instrument to wonderful effect.

Composed in the last months of Stalin’s regime, Shostakovich’s fifth quartet is considered one of his greatest chamber works, and is quoted in his popular 10th Symphony.

Tchaikovsky’s D major Quartet is a sunny and uplifting work, particularly loved for its Andante Cantabile slow movement.

What they say

‘Their Shostakovich is also impressive, projecting tremendous power, ferocity and forward momentum in the outer movements and poignancy in the central Andante…’

BBC Music Magazine 2023

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