East of England String Quartet Ensemble

A Continuing Programme of 'Masterworks'

Symphonia Academica, Anglia Ruskin University's Associate Ensemble, will perform another in their ARU Masterworks series.

Symphonia Academica are:

Peter Bussereau and Marcus Broome violins
Ania Ullman viola
Julia Graham cello

Friday 7th December 2018 at 1.10pm

Anglia Ruskin University
The Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Symphonia Academica, Anglia Ruskin University's Associate Ensemble, will perform another in their ARU Masterworks series. In this concert we will contrast the music of the father of string quartet writing with that of the originator of impressionistic music.

Haydn was known throughout Europe and his music highly revered. Haydn's string quartets were particularly influential, opening the way for the quartets of the Mozart and Beethoven. Haydn's Sunrise quartet was written by the composer in his later years at a time when he had accepted an invite to visit England.

Debussy is held as the originator of Impressionism in music, though this was a term he disliked, feeling closer to the Symbolist writers of his day. Written in 1893 the quartet has become one of the most beloved in the repertoire with its stunning beauty and variety of textures created with just four string instruments.