Lunchtime Concert - Sacred Sky

Australian String Quartet

Mozart  String Quartet in D minor K. 421
Nigel Westlake  String Quartet No. 3, Sacred Sky

Perhaps the most emotional quartet composed prior to Beethoven, Mozart’s K. 421 was written whilst his wife Constanze was in labour with their first child. Constanze claimed that Mozart included her cries of pain in the music! Westlake’s Sacred Sky was composed in memory of his artist sister, who died prematurely, and is based on four of her seascapes, depicting both her spirit and the composer’s grief.

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