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New Town Concerts. 1/4

Chamber concert recordings from all over the UK and beyond. Cremona String Quartet perform Verdi and Respighi as part of the New Town Concert series at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.

This week, Radio 3 Lunchtimes will be dipping into the New Town Concerts which were founded in the 1960s as a subscription series with the intention "to light up the 49 weeks of musical darkness over the winter months between one Edinburgh International Festival and the next". Gareth Williams presents the Cremona String Quartet, who play quartets written by their Italian compatriots, Giuseppe Verdi and Ottorino Respighi.

Cremona String Quartet.

Verdi: Quartet in E minor
Respighi: Quartet in D major.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    String Quartet in E minor

    Ensemble: Quartetto di Cremona.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    String Quartet in D major

    Ensemble: Quartetto di Cremona.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Quintet no. 11 in E major G.275, Op.11`5, 3rd mvt.

    Ensemble: Quartetto di Cremona.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Quintet in C major 'La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid' (Passacalle)

    Performer: Eckart Runge. Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.