Live from Earth Music Bristol at St George's
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The renowned players of the Coull String Quartet perform two great string quartets of the past together with Edward Cowie's 'Birdsong Bagatelles'
Haydn's quartet is nicknamed the 'bird' because of the bird-like calls in the first movement while the scherzo of Dvorak's famous 'American' quartet uses the song of the scarlet tanager, a bird indigenous to the Iowa plains which Dvorak often heard the bird while staying in the mid-west during his time in America. Much of Edward Cowie's music is a response to the natural world and his 5th Quartet 'Birdsong Bagatelles' are sound protraits of 24 common European birds.
Haydn: String Quartet in C op.33 no.3 'The Bird'
Cowie: Birdsong Bagatelles: Quartet no.5.