Spohr, Gade and a huge Viola Cadenza!

11th May 2009

Today we managed to play through seven complete works – two for string quartet, then as Louise (violinist) had to leave early, we tried out a further five for string trio. Firstly, it was a special moment to finally play the Spohr Quartet in G (Op. 82 no. 2) – having spent so many hours re-setting […]

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Bruch, Coleridge – Taylor, Spohr, D’Indy

25th April 2009

This week we seized another opportunity to get together for a sociable day of chamber music and explore some more pieces for string quartet.  Whereas last week I’d played the first violin parts and Louise had played second violin, we kept it interesting by swapping over today. Playing second violin in the quartet is a […]

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Schubert, Van Bree and Spain Dunk!

21st April 2009

One of the greatest pleasures of being a musician is getting together with colleagues just to play through chamber music for our own enjoyment.  Rather than working hard in rehearsals preparing a piece for a concert or recording, we can just sight-read through new repertoire that we’ve never played before, try out lesser known pieces and sometimes […]

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Spohr String Quartet in G (Op. 82 no. 2)

11th April 2009

Occasionally, you take on a task which at first seems relatively straightforward, but unfolds to become quite an endurance test….. In our exploration of Spohr’s string quartets we have discovered some real gems. I’d put them in a bracket of well deserving but neglected works that really reward both listeners and players – they are creatively […]

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About Manor House Music

Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Founded in 2005, and based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions. We combine a high quality of musical performance with a large repertoire of dynamic arrangements and a desire to work closely with clients to ensure that every detail is just right for your event.



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