From Beer to Bazzini….String Quartet Rarities

6th September 2009

From Beer to Bazzini….String Quartet Rarities – On Friday we (Manor House String Quartet) got together in a sunny conservatory at Louise’s house to¬†play through¬†some lesser known works for string quartet, with a view to finding pieces for forthcoming recitals and exploring some neglected works for string quartet. I had picked at random a selection […]

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Spohr and Gade String Quartets

11th May 2009

Spohr and Gade String Quartets – Today we (Manor House String Quartet) 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. Here is a video of us performing the first movement of the Spohr quartet: Firstly, […]

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Bruch, Coleridge-Taylor, Spohr and D’Indy String Quartets

25th April 2009

Bruch, Coleridge-Taylor, Spohr and D’Indy String Quartets – This week we (Manor House String Quartet) 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 […]

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Van Bree and Spain Dunk String Quartets

21st April 2009

Van Bree and Spain Dunk String Quartets – One of the greatest pleasures of being a musician (particularly in the Manor House String Quartet) 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 […]

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

11th April 2009

Spohr String Quartet in G (Op. 82 no. 2) – 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 (Manor House String Quartet) have¬†discovered some real gems. I’d put them in a bracket of well deserving […]

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