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PCM 06: Schubert, Mahler and Strauss

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58 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 25 August 2014

Recorded at the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Louis Schwizgebel and the Royal String Quartet at the BBC Proms

Mozart: Piano Sonata in D major, K311
Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (version for septet) (arr. R. Leopold)

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)
Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka (viola)
Marcin Zdunik (cello)
Tomasz Januchta (double bass)
Royal String Quartet

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel made his concerto debut at the Proms earlier this season and now returns for a programme of chamber music.

He is joined by the Royal String Quartet for a concert that concludes with Richard Strauss's extraordinary Metamorphosen - heard here in the string septet form in which Strauss originally drafted it, before he expanded it for an ensemble of 23 solo strings.

Alongside it is a rarely heard curiosity - Mahler's contemplative Piano Quartet movement, the tantalising torso of a work never completed.

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