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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'

11.40
Interval: Donald introduces a selection of opera arias from Verdi, Gounod and Dvorak sung by Festival artist Réne Pape.

12.00
Brahms: String Quartet No 3 in B flat, Op 67
Gringolts Quartet

Presenter: Donald Macleod
Producer: Gavin McCollum.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D major Op.50`6 (Frog)

    Ensemble: Gringolts Quartet.
  • Jörg Widmann

    String Quartet no. 3 (The Hunt)

    Ensemble: Gringolts Quartet.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Vous qui faites l'endormie (Faust)

    Singer: René Pape. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Sebastian Weigle.
    • Gods, Kings & Demons.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Ella giammai m'amò (Don Carlos)

    Singer: René Pape. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Sebastian Weigle.
    • Gods, Kings & Demons.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Beda, beda (Rusalka)

    Singer: René Pape. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Sebastian Weigle.
    • Gods, Kings & Demons.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Quartet no. 3 in B flat major Op.67

    Ensemble: Gringolts Quartet.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    When Thy Sweet Glances Fall on Me

    Ensemble: Gringolts Quartet.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Die Fledermaus (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.

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