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Escher Quartet, Alexandra Soumm, Ben Johnson

Escher Quartet in Webern. Shabaka Hutchings (clarinet) and Nicolas Altstaedt (cello) in Xenakis. Alexandra Soumm (violin), Julien Quentin (piano) in Beethoven. Plus Italian songs.

More performances from the current line-up of New Generation Artists. The American Escher Quartet perform Webern's intricate 5 Movements. Clarinettist Shabaka Hutchings, usually more associated with jazz, teams up with German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt in a duo called "Charisma", by Iannis Xenakis. French violinist Alexandra Soumm performs Beethoven's 3rd violin sonata, and Ben Johnson finishes with a selection of Italian songs.

Anton Webern: 5 Movements for String Quartet op. 5
Escher String Quartet

Xenakis: Duo for Clarinet and Cello "Charisma"
Shabaka Hutchings (clarinet)
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)

Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano op 12 no. 3
Alexandra Soumm (violin)
Julien Quentin (piano)

Italian songs selection
Ben Johnson (tenor)
James Baillieu (piano).

58 minutes