The Carducci Quartet explore the intense connection between the Mendelssohn siblings through their music, intertwined with spoken word adapted from Myla Lichtman-Fields’s play, Felix and Fanny.
Struggling with conflicting impulses of authorship versus social expectations, Fanny Mendelssohn spent the majority of her lifetime restricted to private performances and watching her brother take credit for music she’d written. Tonight, the quartet place Fanny’s music firmly centre stage, as letters between the siblings, adapted into a two-person play by Myla Lichtman-Fields, interweave the movements of her expressive String Quartet and a selection from her ground-breaking Das Jahr.
Alongside music by Felix, Fanny’s musical diary reveals a raw emotional intensity. There’s no better ensemble to uncover Fanny’s quest for recognition than the Carducci Quartet. Last time they played Milton Court, deep diving into Shostakovich’s world, they played ‘with total commitment, forcing you to think afresh about the music and its context’ (Guardian).
The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date
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Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court Concert Hall is located within the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Barbican entrance on Silk Street.
Silk St, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, Old Street, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
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Accessible parking for Milton Court is available at Barbican Car Park 3