Liverpool Quartet in Listowel

Liverpool Quartet in Listowel

Wednesday, 2 November 2022, 8.00pm

Piazzolla - Four Seasons of Buenos Aires [1970]
Deirdre Gribbin - Merrow Sang [2007]
Zemlinsky - Quartet No.1 in A major Op.4 [1896]
Shostakovich - Quartet No.3 in F major Op.73 [1946]

(programmes will be drawn from these works, see

Róisín Walters’ Liverpool Quartet brings an exciting and varied programme including their own arrangement of the impassioned tangos of Piazzolla’s extraordinary Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Still relatively unknown, Zemlinsky pursued a parallel compositional path to Schoenberg and this beautiful early masterpiece is very much in the genre of Brahmsian late romanticism. Shostakovich’s third quartet is a heart-breaking musical commentary on the futility and pain of war and ranks amongst the finest quartets of the twentieth century. Deirdre Gribbin’s magical and mysterious Merrow Sang from 2007 vividly recounts a tale of merrow-maidens emerging from the sea during the burial of one the Cantillon family of Ballyheigue.

This concert is part of a tour coordinated by the National String Quartet Foundation. It is supported by the Arts Council and RTE Lyric FM. Further details at

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Published by nsqf on 4 August 2022

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