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Trailer for Bloomsbury Quartet's 2019/20 UK tour.

Audio: Maconchy Quartet No.1, 4th Mvmt | performed by Bloomsbury Quartet
Video: Shot by Preston Yeo, edited by Janell Yeo | Stroud Green Festival 21-06-19

ReCentred | Elizabeth Maconchy is supported by the Ambache Trust and the RVW Trust, with help from Clare Norburn and Stroud Green Festival, Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Nicola LeFanu, and DONNE Women in Music.

World Premiere performed live at the Wigmore Hall on 17 July 2019. This piece was commissioned during Fardon's tenure as 2018-19 RPS/Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer, and composed for the Bloomsbury Quartet.

I. Prelude; flessibile
II. Bloomsbury Morning; clement & leafy
III. Interlude — duet in five; comodo, lilting
IV. Centres; silvery-simple-spirited-silvery
V. Interlude — duet in seven; comodo, lilting
VI. Strings in the earth and air (after James Joyce); slow, sonoro

Live performance in Wigmore Hall on 17 July 2019, at the culmination of the Bloomsbury Quartet's tenure as 2018-19 Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Fellowship Ensemble.

i) Allegro Feroce
ii) Scherzo (Allegro Molto)
iii) Andante Sostenuto
iv) Presto

Live performance in Wigmore Hall on 17 July 2019, at the culmination of the Bloomsbury Quartet's tenure as 2018-19 Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Fellowship Ensemble.

I. Alla Valse Viennese. Allegro
II. Alla Serenata. Allegretto con moto
III. Alla Czeca. Molto Allegro
IV. Alla Tango. Andante
V. Alla Tarantella.

A collaborative music and movement project led by Felicity Smith (cello) at Vauxhall Primary School. The project consisted of a series of fortnightly workshops with Year 3 in June - July 2018.

Live performance filmed by Rob Lipscombe - 0:20 Beethoven Quartet #11, 22:45 Britten Quartet #2 1st Mvmt, 33:07 Stravinsky 3 Pieces.

“On July 6th 2018 a special concert was held in East Cowes Town Hall dedicated to the centenary of the martyrdom of the Russian Imperial Family and Grand Duchess Elizabeth Romanov. This is the first part of the concert featuring the Bloomsbury Quartet who play music by Beethoven, Benjamin Britten and Stravinsky.”