Chamber music

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Sunday concerts at 3pm in the historic Holywell Music Room

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam

Sunday 6 March 2022 at 3pm


Glinka: Overture from Ruslan & Ludmilla (arr. DQA)

Brahms: String Quartet in A minor Op 51 No 2

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 5 Op 92

With their flair for exploring new connections and pathways in music, the enterprising Dudok take us on an inspired musical journey — from Glinka’s riotous fizz of ‘Persian’ melodies to the darkness of Shostakovich under Stalinist suppression and, in between, a wonderful, gypsy music influenced masterpiece by Brahms, featuring his ‘free but lonely’ motto theme. 

Acclaimed for the ‘immaculate ensemble’ and ‘powerfully expressive playing’ of their recordings and noted for their intelligent and imaginative approach to programming, the Dudok’s name — taken from a Dutch modernist architect — is one to watch.

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam: Judith van Driel, Marleen Wester – violins, Marie-Louise de Jong – viola, David Faber – cello

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