24 Nov 2017

The Villiers Quartet

7:30pm, Holywell Music Room
  • Haydn Quartet in D minor no. 2 op. 76 Fifths
  • Peter Racine Fricker Quartet no. 2 op.20
  • Dvořák Quartet in A flat major no. 14 op. 105

Music at Oxford invites you to join us in witnessing the Villiers Quartet’s final year of residency at the Faculty of Music. They have programmed two engaging evening concerts for our 2017-18 season. Their November evening concert opens with Haydn’s famous Fifths quartet, so called because a motif based around falling fifths dominates the opening movement, and continues with Fricker’s taut and emotionally intense second quartet. The finale is Dvorak’s last quartet – the buoyant, tuneful op. 105 in A flat – composed after he returned to his native Bohemia from America.

‘… marvellously sympathetic, well-prepared performances from the Villiers Quartet …’ Gramophone Magazine

Interval drinks available at a nearby location.

See see full details of the second concert click here: Villiers Quartet February concert

 

End time c. 9:15pm