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Episode 2

Penny Gore presents a concert from Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. Haydn: String Quartet (The Lark). Bach: Cantata, BWV 198. Debussy: Danses Sacre et Profane. Plus Koechlin and Mozart.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Series of matinee concerts from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, plus more in a survey of Haydn String Quartets.

Featuring Haydn's Lark Quartet - considered to have one of the most joyous openings the composer ever wrote for quartet. That's followed by a rarely-performed, Bach-inspired work by Charles Koechlin, a pupil of Faure in Paris, and then a cantata by Bach himself. The programme concludes with a work by Mozart performed by period performance specialists La Stagione Frankfurt.

Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op 64, No 5 (The Lark)
Quatuor Ebene

Koechlin: L'Offrande musicale sur le nom de BACH, Op 187
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Ed Spanjaard (conductor)

Bach: Cantata, BWV 198 (Lass. Furstin, lass noch einen Strahl)
Ilse Eerens (soprano)
Iestyn Davies (alto)
Andreas Welle (tenor)
Philip Cutlip (bass)
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
Frans Bruggen (conductor)

Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, Op 64, No 2
Arcanto Quartet

Debussy: Danses Sacre et Profane
Lavinia Meijer (harp)
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Marco Boni (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony No 21 in A, K134
La Stagione Frankfurt
Michael Schneider (conductor).

2 hours, 45 minutes