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Faculty of Music


Andrew Watkinson, violin
Ralph de Souza, violin
Garfield Jackson, viola
David Waterman, cello

Haydn String Quartet in F minor, Op. 55 No. 2 (‘Razor’)
Schumann String Quartet in A, Op. 41 No. 3 
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 (‘Razumovsky’)

Richard offered a kingdom for a horse and, in a similarly desperate plight, the fastidious and unshaven Haydn is said to have offered a quartet for a razor: an equally princely gift! Schumann’s quartet is one of the great Romantic pieces in the repertoire with a sublime slow movement at its heart. Beethoven’s Second Quartet, dedicated to Prince Razumovsky, also has a very great slow movement whose serenity contrasts with the nervous energy which suffuses much of the rest of the piece.

TICKETS: £24, £22 (OAP), £16 (Restricted view) £12 (Child, Student, Reg. disabled) available from: Cambridge Corn Exchange and City Centre Box Office, 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB. Box office tel: 01223 357851; email:; online: NB: A £1 booking fee will be added to all ticket prices.

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 19:30 to 22:00
Event location: 
7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall