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The Endellion String Quartet - Schubert & Haydn

    • The Endellion String Quartet, one of the finest ensembles of its type in the world, return to The Castle Hotel in Taunton having recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.
    • All the late Schubert quartets, with works also by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Janáček and Smetana.
    • Pre-concert talks by eminent critic and musicologist Professor Geoffrey Norris.
    • The Castle Hotel is famed for its comfort and impeccable service.
    • Tickets are also available for individual concerts.
INTRODUCTION
The Endellion String Quartet
The Endellion String Quartet

The Endellion String Quartet is one of the finest and most established quartets in the world, and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The quartet has toured worldwide, has broadcast numerous times on BBC radio and television and performed several series of concerts at London’s Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall. It also holds a residency at Cambridge University.

The programme includes all of Schubert’s late string quartets, combined with Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn who are closely related compositionally and historically – Janáček (his ‘Kreutzer’ quartet) and Smetana (Quartet No.1, ‘From my Life’) provide a contrast.

Pre-concert talks are given by Professor Geoffrey Norris, broadcaster for BBC Radio 3 and former Chief Critic for The Daily Telegraph. He lectured at Royal Northern College of Music 1977–83 and is Emeritus Professor at the Rachmaninoff Music Academy in Russia.

The price for the weekend package covers almost everything, from the concerts themselves to interval drinks, via luxurious accommodation, extravagant afternoon teas and memorable dinners. Even gratuities for hotel staff are included.

Tickets are also available for individual concerts (£24 for the mornings, £26 for the evenings). Please contact The Castle Hotel directly for these on 01823 272 671 – or book online.

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A very exciting and stimulating programme. More like this please!
The Endellion Quartet matched our high expectations as one of the leading Quartets on the current musical scene - and individually they were such nice people! 
This was our first MRT holiday and it lived up to our expectations! 

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