Andrew McGregor presents the first of three concerts featuring the Britten String Quartets paired with chamber music by composers Britten admired. Recorded earlier today in the Britten Studio in Snape Maltings with the acclaimed Benyounes Quartet, winners of the Sandor Vegh String Quartet Competition in Budapest last year. They perform Britten's second Quartet and Purcell Fantasias, with the second Cello Suite, played by Philip Higham.
Philip Higham, cello
Purcell: Fantasias (selection)
Britten: Suite No 2 for Cello, Op 80
Britten: String Quartet No 2, Op 36.