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Emily Carr String Quartet: Hundreds and Thousands
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Friday, November 6, 2020
Concert no. 3 in the ECSQ's Fall Season: Portraits, featuring music by Shostakovich and Vaughan Williams. "We remember..."

Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 8 in C minor (1960) was dedicated in the score “to victims of fascism and the war.” Fifty years earlier, the Englishman, Ralph Vaughn Williams served in the First World War. He composed his Phantasy Quintet (which includes a second viola part, played in this performance by Jessica Pickersgill) in 1912, as tensions in Europe mounted. This concert stands as a memorial to those who have come before us.
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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Phantasy Quintet
i. Prelude. Lento ma non troppo
ii. Scherzo. Prestissimo
iii. Alla Sarabanda. Lento
iv. Burlesca. Allegro moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor
i. Largo
ii. Allegro molto
iii. Allegretto
iv. Largo
v. Largo