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DaPonte String Quartet Summer Series II: Entente Cordiale

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Centennial Hall
Harpswell Neck Road
United States

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French, Russian, and British composers comprise the meat of “Entente Cordiale,” the DaPonte String Quartet’s second series of summer concerts. “Entente Cordiale” refers of course to the European alliance, but is also a play on words meaning “happy listening.”  The concert starts with 17th-century British composer Henry Purcell’s intricately constructed Fantasias for Strings, with their remarkable harmonic idiom, and leaps forward 300 years to Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 4 in D Major Op. 83. This remarkable work was kept in a drawer by the Russian composer until Stalin was safely dead, because of its obvious Jewish influences. The final piece, Clause Debussy’s G Minor Op. 10, was the French composer’s one and only string quartet.

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