The Henschel Quartet: ‘Music will never let you down’

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The Henschel Quartet celebrates its 30th anniversary this season. Co-founder and violist Monika Henschel-Schwind speaks to Andrew Stewart about the group’s longevity, and looks forward to the premiere of Freda Swain’s neglected ‘Norfolk’ String Quartet at Aldeburgh this summer

A labyrinthine philosophical industry has grown up around the analysis of time and our subjective experience of it. The members of the Henschel Quartet could add invaluable insights to the harvest of existentialist literature, illustrated with lessons learnt since they made their first professional bow three decades ago and reflections on how the days since, in the words of the psalmist, have passed as a handbreadth…

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