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Belcea Quartet

Highlights of the 2018 Schwetzingen Festival with Sarah Walker. The Belcea Quartet perform Mozart, and artist-in-residence, violinist Antje Weithaas, performs a sonata by Ysaye.

Highlights from the Schwetzingen Festival 2018. With Sarah Walker.

Every spring, the little town of Schwetzingen, near Heidelberg in southwestern Germany, is host to an international music festival, bringing together some of the best chamber musicians in the world.

Every day this week we begin with a performance by an internationally renowned quartet. Today it is the Belcea Quartet, and later in the week we will be hearing from the Apollon Musagete Quartet, the Minguet Quartet and the Tetzlaff Quartet.

Across the week we will also hear one of this year's Artists in Residence, the violinist Antje Weithaas, pianist Bernard Chamayou playing Liszt and tenor Christoph Prégardien.

String Quartet in B flat major, K589
Belcea Quartet

Solo Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 27 No 2
Antje Weithaas (violin)

Mazeppa (Transcendental Studies, S139)
Bernard Chamayou (piano).

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in B flat major K589

    Performer: Belcea Quartet.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Violin Sonata no 2 in A minor, Op.27'2 'Obsession'

    Performer: Antje Weithaas.
  • Osvaldo Fresedo

    Vida Mia

    Ensemble: Apollon Musagete Quartet.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice for solo violin in E flat major, Op.1/14

    Performer: Julia Fischer.