Dante Quartet.

The church of St Mary the Virgin in Upottery was the venue for Wednesday, 20 June’s recital by the Dante Quartet. Artists and audience enjoyed a pre-concert drink or supper in the Sidmouth Arms before sitting back and hearing the Quartet play Beethoven’s String Quartet No.16, Op.135, followed by Shostakovitch’s Quartet No.3, Op.73. This is the year the Quartet were tackling all of Shostakovitch’s 15 quartet’s so hearing this perhaps better known work, was an excellent introduction. After the interval, Dante played Smetana’s absorbing String Quartet No.1 in E minor “From my Life”.