St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Sussex Camerata

Friday, 7 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Sussex Camerata

Rita French – violin; Martin Cannings – violin
Jane Taunton – viola; Christopher Cooper – cello

Dvorak

                 String Quartet in E flat, op.51

                              Allegro ma non troppo

                              Dumka (Elegie) - Andante con moto

                              Romance - Andante con moto

                              Finale - Allegro assai

 Rachmaninov

                   Romance and Scherzo for string quartet (1889)

The Sussex Camerata was originally formed in 1984 as a string quartet but sometimes includes other instrumentalists to widen their repertoire. The ensemble is well known in the south of England and regularly performs in London. The group has been highly acclaimed for its committed and lively playing, as well as their clear enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment in playing music together.

Rita French plays an Italian violin made by David Tecchler (an Austrian who worked in Rome) in 1741.

Martin Cannings' violin, also Italian, was made in Montagnana by Eugenio Degani in 1836.

Jane Taunton's viola is English, made by William Forster Junior in 1793.

Christopher Cooper's cello is French and probably made by Paul Bailly in 1889.

The Sussex Camerata was originally formed in 1984 as a string quartet but sometimes includes other instrumentalists to widen their repertoire. The ensemble is well known in the south of England and regularly performs in London. The group has been highly acclaimed for its committed and lively playing, as well as their clear enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment in playing music together.