Music in the Round



And So the Night

Elias String Quartet

Wed 16 May 2012 11:45am

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

And So the Night

Ticket Info

£10 / £7 Disabled & Unemployed / £3 Under 18s & Students


Programme Information

DUTILLEUX Ainsi la Nuit
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor Op.10 

Ainsi la Nuit (And So the Night) reveals the influence on Dutilleux of Marcel Proust’s writings on memory: throughout the piece he foreshadows and recalls different musical ideas. As the composer himself described it, Ainsi la Nuit is “a sort of nocturnal vision … a series of “states” with a somewhat impressionist side to them”. 

Debussy’s string quartet is one of the most important quartets of the Impressionist movement, along with Ravel’s, which can be heard on Wednesday evening. Its lush harmonies are typical of the expressive sensuality of late nineteenth-century French music.

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Performance Notes.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival
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