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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'

8.15: Interval

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Quartet in D minor K.421

      Ensemble: Royal String Quartet.
    • Philip Glass

      Quartet no. 3 (Mishima)

      Ensemble: Royal String Quartet.
  • Interval

    • Philip Glass

      Mishima - music for the film: Opening; Morning; The Last Day; Epilogue

      Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Riesman.
      • Nonesuch.
    • Wacław z Szamotuł

      A Prayer: When the Children go to Sleep

      Choir: Collegium Vocale Bydgoszcz.
      • DUX.
    • Toru Takemitsu

      Ran - music for the film: Opening; Closing

      Orchestra: Sakkyo. Conductor: Hiroyuki Iwaki.
      • MILAN.
  • Part 2

    • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

      Already it is dusk (String quartet no.1) Op.62

      Ensemble: Royal String Quartet.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Quartet in C major K.465 (Dissonance)

      Ensemble: Royal String Quartet.
  • Post-concert

    • Karol Szymanowski

      Quartet no. 2 Op.56: Vivace - scherzando

      Ensemble: Royal String Quartet.
    • Edward Elgar

      Severn Suite, Op.87

      Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Colin Davis.


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