The Revolutionary Drawing Room: Music In Time Of War at St John's Smith Square

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Sunday at St John's, In the Shadow of Napoleon

Adrian Butterfield

VIOLIN

Kathryn Parry

VIOLIN

Rachel Stott

VIOLA

Ruth Alford

CELLO

Pleyel

String Quartet In Eb B368

Schubert

String Quartet No. 9 in G minor D173

Beethoven

String Quartet No. 7 in F Op. 59 No. 1

Music in Time of War

The Revolutionary Drawing Room's 2017/18 series presents Beethoven's ground breaking Rasumovksy Quartets alongside works by his contemporaries from Italy, Spain, Austria and Czechoslovakia. Against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars, Cherubini and Pleyel made their way in Paris, Reicha established himself as an experimental composer in Vienna and Donizetti, Arriaga and Schubert produced their first precocious works of the new Revolutionary Age.

Composers in youth, maturity and middle age: Pleyel's 1810 quartet was written when the 52 year old was in Paris, carefully keeping in with the regime. Meanwhile Beethoven was disillusioned with his former hero. Schubert's Quartet in G minor was written in the year of Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo.

Prices

Adult Ticket: £10.00 to £16.00 (€11.33 - €18.12) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

St John's Smith Square

Address
Smith Square
Westminster
London
SW1P 3HA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

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