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All works on the program feature composers thinking about home. Britten composed his first quartet in California in the summer of 1941. During that time an article by E.M. Forster about Aldeburgh and the poetry of George Crabbe prompted him to decide to return to England and make his home there. In August 1939 Bartok began his sixth quartet in idyllic Alpine scenery in Switzerland but hurried home to Budapest following the outbreak of World War 11. He finished the piece in November and shortly ...
Leo Rich Theater, Tucson, AZ, United States