International Concert Series 2022-23
Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' is one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire. Writing in 1824, Schubert did what many great composers do: he borrowed from himself, taking from the song Der Tod und das Mädchen of seven years prior. From instability to an impassioned tarantella, a sombre chorale to the dark waltz, our Quartet-in-Residence the Tippett Quartet programme this masterpiece alongside Borodin's effervescent Second String Quartet.
Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887): String Quartet No. 2 in D major
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 'Death and the Maiden'
About the performers
‘The Tippett Quartet’s performances are little short of astonishing’ The Times
The Tippett Quartet regularly appear at Kings Place, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Bridgewater Hall and frequently perform on BBC Radio 3. They have performed at the BBC Proms and toured Europe, Canada and Mexico. Their broad and diverse repertoire highlights the Tippett Quartet’s unique versatility. Their impressive catalogue of recordings have been released on Naxos, EMI Classics, Signum, Decca, Classic FM, SOMM Records, Vivat, Guild, Real World, Dutton Epoch and Tocatta Classics with universal critical acclaim.
The Tippett Quartet recently worked on a groundbreaking reimagining of Beethoven’s iconic Op. 135 with composer/soundscape artist Matthew Herbert for a BBC Radio 3 broadcast, which was also used as the BBC TV ident. They have also given numerous world and UK premieres including works by John Adams, Howard Goodall and Stephen Dodgson. Read more.
Booking is essential.
Ticket prices are £12.50 (standard); £10.00 (Concession; over 60s); £5.00 for Royal Holloway alumni and non-Royal Holloway students; FREE for Royal Holloway students, Royal Holloway staff and children under the age of 16. Season Tickets apply to this event.