The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

Price: £20.00
Start Date: Sat 1 Aug 2015 23:59
End Date: Sun 2 Aug 2015 01:30

Event Category: Classical Music

A Recitation + Performance of Beethoven String Quartet Op 131

Two Readers (to be announced)
+ Carducci String Quartet
Violins: Matthew Denton and Michelle Fleming
Viola: Eoin Schmidt-Martin
Cello: Emma Denton

Midnight Vigil
Sun 2 August 12.00am – 1.30am (Saturday Night)
The four poems + 5 string quartet movements
Devenish Church, Monea. 
Please note that the venue listed for this event in the brochure is incorrect.
We apologise for any inconvienience. 
Devenish Church is the correct venue.

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Daytime Promenade
Sun 2 August

Poem 1: Burnt Norton (35 mins)
5.00pm (St. Macartin’s Cathedral)

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Poem 2: East Coker (c. 25 mins)
6.00pm (St. Michael’s Church)

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Poem 3: Dry Salvages (c. 25 mins)
7.00pm (Presbyterian Church)

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Poem 4: Little Gidding (c. 25 mins)
8.00pm (St. Macartin’s Cathedral)

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Four Quartets is a set of four poems: Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding. They were published individually over a six-year period and fnally published as a group in 1943. They explore Eliot’s fascination with time and the numinous, with our world and its place in the universe. Peter Ackroyd wrote that ‘you could describe Four Quartets as a poem of memory, but not the memory of one individual but the memory of a whole civilisation.’

Eliot’s love of Beethoven had a huge infuence on the sequence and one quartet in particular. As Eliot wrote to Stephen Spender: ‘I have the A minor Quartet on the gramophone, and I fnd it quite inexhaustible to study. There is a sort of heavenly, or at least more than human gaiety, about some of his later things which one imagines might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering; I should like to get something of that into verse before I die.’