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With the Brodsky Quartet in Mendelssohn's Fugue (Four Pieces, Op 81) and Shostakovich's String Quartet No 8. Plus Vikingur Olafsson (piano) in Glass's Etudes Nos 5, 6, 13 and 20.

John Toal presents the third programme in this series from the Belfast Music Society's International Festival of Chamber Music 2017, recorded at the Great Hall, Queen's University, Belfast. Performances from the Brodsky Quartet bookend this programme, which they open with Mendelssohn's Fugue from Four Pieces, Op. 81 and finish with Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 which the composer dedicated to the "Victims of Fascism and War". The centrepiece is pianist Víkingur Ólafsson with a selection of Études by Philip Glass to celebrate the composer's 80th birthday earlier this year.

Mendelssohn: Fugue from Four Pieces, Op. 81
Brodsky Quartet

Philip Glass: Études No 5, 6, 13, 20
Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Brodsky Quartet.

58 minutes