Dante Quartet - Divine Comedy

Date: 7 Feb 2009 - 20:30
End Date: 7 Feb 2009 - 22:30
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Event details: Exploring musical jokes from the ridiculous to the sublime. The Dante Quartet explores comedy in music form the earthy wit of Haydn's "Joke" quartet through the raunchy fun and games of Phil Green's "String Boogie" to Hindemith's outrageous version of Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" overture, wickedly evoking a "second rate orchestra sight reading at seven o'clock in the morning at a spa town."

Comedy and late Beethoven may not seem obvious bedfellows, but the great opus 130 quartet revels in exquisite humour, each movement illustrating a different kind of playfulness. The humour is suspended for the "Cavatina", one of Beethoven's most heavenly compositions, so unearthly that it was included in a time capsule sent into outer space by NASA to convey humanity's greatest achievements to extra terrestrial life forms.

Held in King's College hall

Booking Info:
Tickets £16, £12, (Students under 25 £5) from Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office: Tel. 01223 357851

Free Event for children the day before - Friday 6th February 2pm
An open rehearsal is planned at King's College for children and teachers/carers with an opportunity to talk to the quartet. Places are limited and all children must be accompanied. Email sarahchambre@msn.com if you would like to send/bring children. Recommended for secondary school age and open to school groups.


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