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Amaryllis Quartet live at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (The Bird). Lutoslawski: String Quartet. Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat, Op 127.

Live from the Queen's Hall, Donald Macleod presents the Amaryllis Quartet's Edinburgh Festival debut. Starting with Haydn's bright 'Bird' quartet and Lutoslawski's only string quartet, commissioned by Swedish Radio, the Berlin-based ensemble finish with one of Beethoven's late, forward-looking quartets about which he noted 'This music is not for you. It is for the future."

Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op. 33 No.3, 'The Bird'
Lutoslawski: String Quartet

11:50 Interval
Baritone Simon Keenlyside sings a selection of songs from classic Broadway musicals with the BBC Concert Orchestra and David Charles Abell

12:10
Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127

The Amaryllis Quartet

Presenter: Donald Macleod
Producer: Laura Metcalfe.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in C Hob III 39 'The Bird'

    Ensemble: Amaryllis Quartett.
  • Witold LutosÅ‚awski

    String Quartet

    Ensemble: Amaryllis Quartett.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Op 127

    Ensemble: Amaryllis Quartett.

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