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Nicola Benedetti and Friends

1/15. Nicola Benedetti and friends perform two masterworks of chamber music: Brahms's G minor Piano Quartet and Shostakovich's Piano Quintet live at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

The first of fifteen broadcasts from the Edinburgh International Festival. The series, this week touches on the Festival's theme of music through adversity and includes appearances by Ian Bostridge singing the heartfelt responses to conflict by both Kurt Weill and Benjamin Britten. Cellist Alban Gerhardt and Scotland's Steven Osborne join forces for more Britten on Wednesday, while on Thursday the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet bring Schubert's masterpiece 'Death and the Maiden' alongside Bartok and Mozart. On Friday, the Edinburgh-based Hebrides Ensemble offer a new take and particularly Scottish version of The Soldier's Tale with the help of narrator Graham F Valentine.

Today Nicola Benedetti and friends perform two masterworks of chamber music; Brahms' G minor Piano Quartet and Shostakovich Piano Quintet live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor Op. 25

Interval at 11.50am approx.
The Sixteen perform music composed by the Italian maestri at the Polish Court of the 16th and early 17th centuries;
Pacelli: Veni Sponsa Christi
Anerio: Salve Regina
Pacelli: Dum esset rex
Bertolusi: Regina Caeli

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet

Nicola Benedetti, violin
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, violin
Benjamin Gilmore, viola
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello
Alexei Grynyuk, piano.

2 hours

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Mon 11 Aug 2014 11:00

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  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet

    Ensemble: Nicola Benedetti and friends.

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