Recorded at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, Donald Macleod presents the Gringolts Quartet in recital.
The Gringolts Quartet begins its recital from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh with the high-jinks of Haydn's 'Frog' Quartet No 6, before Jörg Widmann's highly individual third quartet opens with a theme from Beethoven and adventures into a distinctly new landscape. The recital ends with the final quartet of Brahms's Opus 67 series - the composer's favourite of the three in that group, according to violin virtuoso and close friend Joseph Joachim.
Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op 50 No 6, 'The Frog'
Jörg Widmann: String Quartet No 3, 'The Hunt'
Interval: Donald introduces a selection of opera arias from Verdi, Gounod and Dvorak sung by Festival artist Réne Pape.
Brahms: String Quartet No 3 in B flat, Op 67
Presenter: Donald Macleod
Producer: Gavin McCollum.