Wednesday 11 May 2011

Navarra Quartet delight Festival crowd

Navarra Quartet put on a brilliant performance
at St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich
It was another brilliant concert at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival as the Navarra Quartet delighted us at St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich. With a programme of String Quartet in G minor Op. 20 no.3 - Haydn and String Quartet in B flat no. 5 Op. 92 - Shostakovich.

After the interval they were due to play Brahms string quartet in A minor Op. 51 no. 2 but due to illness they had not had enough time to practise the piece therefore they replaced this with Ravel's string quartet.

There was a wonderful atmosphere in the venue as the sound of Haydn's string quartet floated across the air at St. Peter Mancroft with it's excellent acoustics. The performance of Shostakovich was world class and breathtaking.

After the interval Ravel's string quartet with it's strict four movement classical structure was a typically lively way to finish the concert on a high.  We all applauded loudly in great appreciation of a marvellous evening from Magnus Johnston, Marije Ploemacher, Simone van der Giessen and Nathaniel Boyd at this historic Norwich venue.

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