Tim Lowe cello
Libby Burgess piano

Temple Soloists

Jonathan Stone violin

Martyn Jackson violin

Meghan Cassidy viola

Tim Lowe cello

Julian Bliss clarinet

A programme of musical outpourings in response to war, from Suk's elegiac Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn 'St Wenceslas', through Shostakovich's powerful 8th String Quartet, to one of the loveliest moments in music - the closing of Herbert Howells' Rhapsodic Quintet. To perform this landmark in English chamber music, clarinettist Julian Bliss joins forces with the exceptional string players of Temple Soloists. Completing their programme is Puccini's gem of a quartet, Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), written in one night in response to the death of a friend.

Suk: Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn 'St Wenceslas'
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor
Puccini: Crisantemi
Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet

Duration: approximately 50 minutes

Venue: Temple Church
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