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Brahms, Chopin and Barber

BBC New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Pavel Kolesnikov perform music by Brahms, Chopin and Barber.

BBC New Generation Artists - some of the world's brightest young musicians at the start of their international careers - perform music by Brahms, Chopin and Barber.

A chance to hear the award-winning young German string quartet, the Armida Quartet, in a recording made specially for Radio 3 of Brahms's evergreen Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2. There are mazurkas by Chopin from the young Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov's brand new recording of a selection of them, before the Armidas join forces with fellow countryman, the baritone Benjamin Appl, to perform Barber's setting of a Matthew Arnold poem, Dover Beach.

Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2
Armida Quartet

Chopin: Mazurkas (selection)
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

Barber: Dover Beach, Op 3
Benjamin Appl (baritone), Armida Quartet.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A flat major, Op.17 no.3

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op.68 no.2

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quartet no. 2 in A minor Op.51`2 for strings

    Ensemble: Armida Quartett.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in C minor, Op.56 no.3

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor (Notre temps)

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Samuel Barber

    Dover beach Op.3 for voice and string quartet

    Singer: Benjamin Appl. Ensemble: Armida Quartett.

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