17th Dec, 2017

Zemlinsky Quartet make Leamington debut

Leamington Editorial 18th Nov, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE ZEMLINSKY String Quartet make their Leamington debut with a concert at the Pump Rooms on Friday November 28.

The young Czech group will start the programme with the first of the 16 quartets written by Beethoven, in which the slow movement is inspired by a scene from Romeo and Juliet, continuing with the third quartet by Alexander Zemlinsky, the composer and conductor, whose name the quartet has adopted.

Zemlinsky was born in Vienna in 1871 and spent 16 years between the world wars, as conductor of the German Opera in Prague before, since he was Jewish, emigrating to America, where he died in New York in 1942.

The evening ends with one of the last works written by the most famous of Czech composers, Antonin Dvorak, his Quartet in G Opus 106.

The Zemlinsky Quartet celebrates 20 years since it was founded this year. Its members were all students in Prague in 1994. The Quartet won many prizes both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk or call 01926 334418 for tickets and further details.

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