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Episode 2

Chamber music by Beethoven, Dowland and Berg performed by mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and the Minetti Quartet. Presented by Hannah French.

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 glorious music room.

In today's programme, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Alexander Lonquich perform Beethoven's Cello Sonata in D, Op102 No 2, there are songs by John Dowland from mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter with lutenist Thomas Dunford and keyboard player Jonathan Cohen, and the Minetti Quartet plays Alban Berg's String Quartet, Op 3.

Throughout the week, Hannah is at the Frick Collection, and talks to Chief Curator Xavier Salomon about some of the paintings currently on display in the gallery, including van Dyck's portrait of Nicholas Lanier - the first ever Master of the King's Musick.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in D major Op.102`2

    Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt. Performer: Alexander Lonquich.
  • John Dowland

    Lachrimae - pavan P.15

    Performer: Thomas Dunford.
  • John Dowland

    Can she excuse my wrongs

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • John Dowland

    The King of Denmark his galliard (The battle galliard)

    Performer: Thomas Dunford.
  • John Dowland

    Fine knacks for ladies

    Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Thomas Dunford. Performer: Jonathan Cohen.
  • Alban Berg

    Quartet Op.3

    Performer: Minetti Quartett.

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