November 2019

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The Wihan Quartet

The Wihan Quartet


No string quartet today plays Czech music with more idiomatic understanding than the Wihan. True to form, their Taunton programme features quartets that are in their bloodstream: two beautiful, less-known works by Dvorák, plus Smetana’s autobiographical From my life. Other highlights include Mendelssohn’s tragic late F-minor Quartet, a requiem for his sister Fanny, and one of the works from Beethoven’s revolutionary Razumovsky set. Saturday evening’s all-Schubert concert reminds us, too, that the Viennese composer was one of Dvorák’s idols, and a crucial influence on his chamber music.

Formed in 1985, the Wihan Quartet has developed an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of its native Czech heritage, and of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.

The speaker, Richard Wigmore, is a writer, lecturer, and broadcaster for BBC Radio 3. He writes for Gramophone and others, and his books include Schubert: the Complete Song Texts, and the Faber Pocket Guide to Haydn.

Morning concerts: £20 per person
Evening concerts: £25 per person

Contact Megan or Katie today on 01823 328303 or email

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