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2018 Hay Festival - Mendelssohn Plus performed by the Albion Quartet

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus performed by the Albion Quartet at the 2018 Hay Festival. Includes works by Maconchy and Dvorak.

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus with music performed by the Albion Quartet, recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, during the 2018 Hay Festival. Included in the concert is Mendelssohn's Capriccio for string quartet, written in 1843 just a few years before the composer's early death. Also in one movement is Maconchy's third string quartet. This was written in 1938 just before the outbreak of World War Two for the New Hungarian Quartet. It was another ensemble, the Florentine Quartet who contacted Dvorak with a commission for something Slavonic. This was due to the composer's recent success with his first set of Slavonic Dances. Dvorak's response was his tenth string quartet, which includes a Czech polka and a Ukrainian dumka.

Albion Quartet
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Emma Parker, violin
Rosalind Ventris, viola
Nathaniel Boyd, cello

Mendelssohn: Capriccio, Op 81
Maconchy: String Quartet No 3, Op 15
Dvorak: String Quartet No 10 in E flat, Op 51 (Slavonic)

Produced by Luke Whitlock.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Capriccio in E minor, Op. 81

    Ensemble: Albion Quartet.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    String Quartet No. 3, Op. 15

    Ensemble: Albion Quartet.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op.51

    Ensemble: Albion Quartet.


  • Thu 31 May 2018 13:00
  • Thu 24 Oct 2019 13:00