New Town Concerts. 2/4
Chamber concert recordings from all over the UK and beyond. Casals Quartet perform Beethoven and Sollima as part of the New Town Concert series at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.
The New Town Concerts were set up in 1965 to counteract the '49 weeks of darkness' between annual Edinburgh International Festivals. Today's recital is by the Casals Quartet and is presented by Gareth Williams. The Casals Quartet celebrated their 20th anniversary, in 2017, with a cycle of Beethoven quartets, and it's from this cycle they perform both early and late Beethoven with the String Quartet in G major Op.18'2 and the String Quartet in F major Op.135. By way of contrast the Quartet perform an inventive new work by the Italian cellist and composer, Giovanni Sollima.
Beethoven: String Quartet in G major Op.18'2
Beethoven: String Quartet in F major Op.135
Sollima: String Quartet B267.