String Quartet No. 2 "And once I played Ophelia" (world premiere tour)
Quartet No. 2
Composer Brett Dean started his musical career as a viola player and was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1985-99. In this performance we hear his new work commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall with Brett himself performing. Completing the programme is Schoenberg’s revolutionary and expressive 2nd string quartet, Stravinsky’s 3 Pieces and George Tintner’s rarely heard Ellipse.