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From Aldeburgh 2016: Britten: 6 Holderlin Fragments; String Quartet No 1. Plus Tippett: Piano Sonata No 2. With Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Steven Osborne and the Arcadia Quartet.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts come from the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival, and all focus on chamber music and songs by contemporaries and friends Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett. Today's performers are tenor Ian Bostridge, pianists Julius Drake and Steven Osborne, and the Arcadia Quartet.

Presented from Aldeburgh by Tom Redmond.

Britten: 6 Hölderlin Fragments
Ian Bostridge (tenor) / Julius Drake (piano)

Tippett: Piano Sonata No.2
Steven Osborne (piano)

Britten: String Quartet No.1
Arcadia Quartet.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    6 Holderlin-Fragmente Op.61

    Performer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Julius Drake.
  • Michael Tippett

    Sonata no. 2 for piano

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Quartet no. 1 in D major Op.25

    Ensemble: Arcadia Quartet.

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