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Serenade

Ensemble 360
Group type: Ensembles
  • Friday 17 May
    7.15 – 9.30pm
Ticket typeCost
Adults£20
Disabled & Unemployed£14
Students & Under 35s£5

Music by Brahms and Dvorak rounds off the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival Brahms Day

Dvořák’s popular 'American' string quartet abounds in attractive folk-like melodies. It reflects Dvořák’s admiration for American Indian and Black American melodies – he correctly predicted that the latter was the future of American music, even if he may not specifically have had jazz in mind! – but the traditional music of Dvořák’s native Bohemia also leaves a strong imprint on this effervescent piece.

The whole ensemble (except the piano) takes to the stage for Brahms’s First Serenade, a work full of melodies, from the opening horn theme to the bouncing finale.

Programme

  • BRAHMS: Viola Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No.1
  • DVOŘÁK: String Quartet in F Op.96 'American'
  • BRAHMS: Serenade No.1 Op.11

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