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Winchester Festival: Castalian Quartet
St Cross Church, Winchester
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Haydn Quartet in D minor Op.76 No.2 â€˜Fifthsâ€™
Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor Op.59 No.2 (Razumovksy No.2)
In a world full of fine ensembles, the Castalian Quartet has been noted as â€˜the new force to be reckoned withâ€™. This is reflected in demand from festivals worldwide, and in the numerous awards the ensemble has won. They bring their special talent to the delightful ambience of St Cross Church in a programme focused on the early decades of the string quartet genre. Haydn is considered as the creator of the form, influencing the next generation of composers, among them Fanny Mendelssohn, whose only quartet will be played, and Beethoven, who wrote the Razumovsky quartets for the Russian ambassador in Vienna.
Tickets Â£22 (+ Â£1 booking fee, capped at Â£5 per transaction) available online or from the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275.