• Brodsky Quartet: The Shostakovich Cycle

THE PRE-EMINENT INTERPRETERS OF SHOSTAKOVICH IN THE WORLD , THE BRODSKY QUARTET, PERFORMS THE ENTIRE CANON OF HIS STRING QUARTETS.

 

Shostakovich was a man completely and utterly emotionally connected to his music. The fifteen string quartets – collectively thought of as one of the great works of 20th century art – communicate his inner life as well as mirroring the highs and lows of life in Soviet Russia.

The cycle reflects his stylistic evolution across the years – from youthful brash humour and experiment through introverted melancholy and nationalistic fervour to defiance and bleakness – a compelling life and death battle of ideas, truth, ideology and existence. Experiencing them as a complete cycle gives the listener a profound insight into Shostakovich’s life.

The UK-based Brodsky Quartet is as flawless as it is engaging. With five achingly beautiful performances across three days in the intimate Visy Theatre, the Quartet brings Shostakovich’s intensely personal works to life in a manner unmatched by any other. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the entire string quartet cycle performed by the world’s best.

 

“THE BRODSKY QUARTET IS THE NO.1 INTERPRETER OF SHOSTAKOVICH IN THE WORLD TODAY.”

Corriere Della Sera

 

FRI 19 JULY 7PM
Shostakovich Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op.49
Shostakovich Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op.68
Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op.73

SAT 20 JULY 3PM
Shostakovich Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op.101
Shostakovich Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op.83
Shostakovich Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op.92

SAT 20 JULY 7PM
Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op.108
Shostakovich Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op.110
Shostakovich Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op.117

SUN 21 JULY NOON
Shostakovich Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op.122
Shostakovich Quartet No. 12 in D flat major, Op.133
Shostakovich Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op.138
Shostakovich Quartet No. 14 in F sharp major, Op.142

SUN 21 JULY 7PM
Shostakovich Quartet No. 10 in A flat major, Op.118
Shostakovich Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op.144

 

Presented by Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Powerhouse.

 

 

  • Brisbane City Council

 

 

DATE
FRI 19 JULY

7PM

SAT 20 JULY

3PM & 7PM

SUN 21 JULy

NOON & 7PM

 

VENUE
VISY THEATRE
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

 

TICKETS
ADULT $49
UNDER 30 &
CONCESSION $35

 

5 SHOW PACKAGE
ADULT $195
UNDER 30 &
CONCESSION $145

 

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