String Quintet in C major - 2nd movement
Soloist: Pablo Casals Orchestra: The Vegh Quartet
Sue Lawley's guest this week is the pianist Andras Schiff. Born in Hungary, Bartok was the first composer he fell in love with and his music is still a regular part of his repertoire; despite making his fingers bleed. He compares learning a new composition to maturing wine - you can taste it almost immediately but it takes many years to become a vintage performance.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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