‘On Colour’ could be an apt title for this entire concert, in which varying chamber ensembles reflect many different shades of the last 70 years. All four composers should be better known: Bacewicz never committed an idle note to paper, and Four Violins makes for a quartet of leaders, all eager to shine. Equally arresting is Maconchy’s final quartet which, in its short span, distils a lifelong fascination with the form. Changing tides flow through Tabakova and Gipps’ miniatures, each a tiny kaleidoscope full of swirling instrumental colours.
This concert is free with no ticket required.
Hear a preview of Bacewicz's Quartet for Four violins