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Chiaroscuro Quartet

Live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, the Chiaroscuro Quartet led by international soloist Alina Ibragimova perform Bach, Haydn and Schubert on gut strings.

The Chiaroscuro Quartet, led by international soloist Alina Ibragimova, bring period-instrument performances of core classical repertoire to the Edinburgh International Festival. They perform extracts from Bach's enigmatic Art of Fugue, written without specification of instrument or ensemble by the composer. Haydn's Op 76 quartets demonstrate an ambitious and future-looking Haydn at work, while Schubert's late quartet 'Death and the Maiden', based on one of his songs, is one of the masterworks of the genre.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Bach: Art of Fugue (1,4 and 9)
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major, Op.76 No.6

INTERVAL at around 11.50am
Joshua Bell plays works by Brahms and Rachmaninov

Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810, 'Death and the Maiden'

Chiaroscuro Quartet.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Art of Fugue - Contrapunctus 1,4 & 9

    Ensemble: Chiaroscuro Quartet.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in E flat major, Op.76 No.6

    Ensemble: Chiaroscuro Quartet.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio in B Major op 8, 1st mvt.

    Performer: Jeremy Denk (piano). Performer: Steven Isserlis (cello).
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise Op 34, No 14

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, 'Death and the Maiden'

    Ensemble: Chiaroscuro Quartet.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Turandot's Chamber, from incidental music for Turandot

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Busoni: Turandot Suite - Riccardo Muti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.

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