The Wihan String Quartet, from the Czech Republic, perform works by Mozart and Dvorak at a concert recorded last year to celebrate 10 years of Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Lukes, the London Symphony Orchestra's education and outreach centre.
Mozart's D minor Quartet is his most poignant and personal, supposedly composed as his wife was giving birth, while Dvorak's 'American' Quartet is a cheerful souvenir of his time as Director of the National Conservatory in New York.
Wihan String Quartet
Mozart: String Quartet in D minor K421
Dvorak: String Quartet in F, Op 96 'American'.