08/07/2011 Brabant Ensemble, New Zealand String Quartet
Presented by Sean Rafferty. With performances in the studio from the Brabant Ensemble and their director Stephen Rice, as well as the New Zealand String Quartet.
The Brabant Ensemble are an early music vocal group who take their name from the Duchy of Brabant, an area now forming parts of northern Belgium and the southern Netherlands. Along with their director Stephen Rice they perform live in the studio ahead of concerts at the Cheltenham Music Festival and York Early Music Festival.
Also on the programme, as the New Zealand String Quartet embark on a tour of UK summer festivals, starting with two concerts at the City of London Festival, they play music by Smetana, Bartok and New Zealand composer Jack Body.
Presented by Sean Rafferty.
With a selection of music and guests from the music world.
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