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St Martin’s: Lunchtime

October 9 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

ST MARTIN’S: LUNCHTIME
ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS

Grieg String Quartet in G minor 
Saint-Saëns Septet

What’s the greatest Christmas present you’ve ever received? For Émile Lemoine, it’d be pretty hard to better a work specially written by Saint-Saëns for the unusual group of players in his chamber music society. Looking back in time, the piece takes the form of a Baroque dance suite brimming with catchy melodies, but one refreshingly stripped back to reveal harmonies and textures in high definition.

In the winter of 1888, Grieg was rather excited about his new string quartet. “It is not planned to be meat for small minds! It aims at breadth, vigour, flight of imagination, and, above all, fullness of tone,” he wrote to a friend. The outcome was a fireball of sound, hints of Norwegian folk and an extraordinary amount of double–stopping creating the musical equivalent of a can of Red Bull.

Swap lunchtime sandwiches for free chamber music in the elegant setting of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

FREE CONCERT

 

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Date:
October 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ United Kingdom
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