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Chamber music by Purcell, Haydn and Beethoven performed by mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and the Minetti Quartet.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts - presented by Hannah French - come from The Frick Collection art museum in New York, where an annual series of chamber music recitals has been held for the past 78 years in its sumptuous music room.

In today's programme, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Alexander Lonquich perform Beethoven's 7 Variations on "Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen", the Minetti Quartet plays Haydn's "Sunrise" quartet, Op.76 No.4 and there are songs by Purcell and even Kate Bush songs from mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter with lutenist Thomas Dunford and keyboard player Jonathan Cohen.

Throughout the week, Hannah is at the Frick Collection, and talks to Chief Curator Xavier Salomon about some of the paintings in the museum, including Vermeer's "Girl Interrupted at her Music".

58 minutes

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Tue 24 May 2016 13:00

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Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Oedipus: Music for a While

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Quartet in B flat major Op.76`4 (Sunrise)

    Performer: Minetti Quartett.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur: What pow'r art thou; Fairest Isle

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

    Toccata no. 6

    Performer: Thomas Dunford.
  • Joan Ambrosio Dalza

    Calata ala spagnola

    Performer: Thomas Dunford.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    7 Variations on 'Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen' WoO.46

    Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt. Performer: Alexander Lonquich.
  • Kate Bush

    Bertie

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.

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