Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: Dudok Quartet Amsterdam
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.
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.1 in D
Who's playing it
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