Royal String Quartet - Mozart, Glass, Gorecki
The Royal String Quartet in concert at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa. Mozart: String Quartets: in D minor, K421; in C, K465. Glass: Quartet No 3. Gorecki: Quartet No 1.
Recorded on 27th January 2017 at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
Presented by Adam Tomlinson
The Royal String Quartet plays Mozart, Glass and Gorecki.
Mozart: Quartet in D minor, K421
Philip Glass: Quartet No 3, 'Mishima'
Gorecki: Quartet No 1, Op 62, 'Already it is dusk'
Mozart: Quartet in C K465, 'Dissonance'
The Royal String Quartet is back in Leamington with a fascinating programme in which quartets by Mozart framing two cult composers' works. Philip Glass wrote his quartet for the film Mishima and the first of Gorecki's quartets was written for the Kronos Quartet. The Royal Quartet has recorded all of Gorecki's quartets to great acclaim.
Followed by music for brass band written by British composers as a prelude to tomorrow's Radio 3 in Concert from the Royal Northern College of Music's Brass Band Festival featuring the Cory Band.