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Belcea Quartet

Performance given by the Belcea Quartet and soloists. Janacek: Violin Sonata. Szymanowski: Metopes; Songs of a Fairy Princess; String Quartet No 2. Schumann: Marchenbilder.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

From the Wigmore Hall a recital of chamber music by Szymanowski and Janacek, with an excursion into the magical, childlike realm of Schumann's Märchenbilder (Fairy Tales), before Szymanowski's Songs of a Fairy Princess.

The performers are the Belcea Quartet, the violinist Henning Kraggerund, the pianist Piotr Anderszewski and the soprano Iwona Sobotka.

Janacek - Violin Sonata
Szymanowski - Metopes Op 29
Schumann - Märchenbilder, Op 113
Szymanowski - Songs of a Fairy Princess, Op 31
Szymanowski - String Quartet No.2 Op 56

Henning Kraggerud, violin
Iwona Sobotka, soprano
Piotr Anderszewski, piano
Belcea Quartet

Followed by a preview of the 2010 Proms season, which begins on Friday

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Nicola Benedetti, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor
DG 4763399 Track 2

Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs (I got me flowers; Love bade me welcome)
Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Graham Johnson, piano
NAXOS 8557114

Handel: Endless Pleasure from Semele
Renee Fleming, soprano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Harry Bicket, conductor
DECCA 4756186

2 hours, 15 minutes