Virtuous and sensitive chamber music
Ipswich Chamber Music Society - Dominant String QuartetIpswich School 17th NovemberNOW in its 82nd year, Ipswich Chamber Music Society continues to bring to Ipswich the best of the world's chamber musicians.
Ipswich Chamber Music Society - Dominant String Quartet
Ipswich School 17th November
NOW in its 82nd year, Ipswich Chamber Music Society continues to bring to Ipswich the best of the world's chamber musicians.
An evening of Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms has to count high in any chamber music-lover's dream programme, and on this night all three works were performed with virtuosity and sensitivity by the all-woman Russian Dominant String Quartet. The large knowledgeable audience fully appreciated it.
In Beethoven's Sting Quartet, Op 18 No 6, we got the best of mellow string-playing, which could yet become strong and brilliant when needed. This 'sunny' work contrasted sharply with Shostakovich's String Quartet No 12 with its darker, more puzzling note requiring more diverse tones, delivered with perfect control.
When joined by the excellent Chinese pianist Megumi Fujita for Brahms' Piano Quintet in F Minor, perhaps the quintet struggled to repeat the perfect ensemble of the quartet.
- 1 Severe delays on A14 and Orwell Bridge after wheel falls off ambulance
- 2 Lorry recovered after overturning on A14 roundabout at Felixstowe
- 3 Two hour delays on A14 after road closed near Felixstowe
- 4 5 businesses opening up in Ipswich soon
- 5 Taco Bell plans set to be approved
- 6 Driver taken to hospital after three-car crash on A12 near Ipswich
- 7 A14 slip road closed near Ipswich after BMW catches fire
- 8 Memorial match for colleague killed outside takeaway
- 9 'The food at this new Ipswich restaurant tastes amazing'
- 10 Suffolk cinemas at risk as Cineworld 'set to file for bankruptcy'
However, it mattered little as the full, rich sound with its lyrical, sad and tender moments entranced the audience.