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The Elias Quartet performs at the Concert Hall, Reading and Southampton University. Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4; String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2.

For the last three years, the Elias Quartet have been devoting their time to a complete concert cycle of the Beethoven quartets, which they have performed at venues up and down the country. The first instalment was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 over the Christmas-New Year period last year; now, in this second part, broadcast throughout this week on Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, they bring the project to a conclusion.

Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
Elias Quartet
(Recorded in February at The Concert Hall, Reading)

Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2
Elias Quartet
(Recorded in May at the Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton).

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