The Brentano Quartet performs at the 2015 East Neuk Festival in Fife. Britten: String Quartet No 3. Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 1 in E flat, Op 12.
The Brentano Quartet bring a programme of great contrast to the East Neuk Festival in Fife. Mendelssohn's youthful and sunny first quartet written when he was barely out of his teenage years is paired with Britten's third and final quartet, a work of incredible contrasts and colours considered to be one of his finest masterpieces. Its final movement entitled 'La Serenissima' quotes directly from his opera 'Death in Venice'. It was written while the composer was in Venice and is a meditation on mortality.
Britten: String Quartet No.3
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1 in E flat, Op.12