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Welsh Festivals: Beethoven and Rachmaninov

Beethoven's String Quartet No 3 in D, Op 18, played by the Marmen Quartet and Freddy Kempf performs all Rachmaninov Etudes Tableaux, Op 39, at two of Wales's summer festivals.

In today's roundup from three of Wales' summer music festivals Christopher Cook returns to the historic market town of Machynlleth, where a packed audience in the Tabernacle was treated to the Marmen Quartet and Beethoven's nod to Haydn in the third of the Opus 18 series of quartets. After that it's a final visit to the North Wales International Music Festival and St. Asaph Cathedral, where some figurative fireworks were lit, as Freddy Kempf put his stamp on Rachmaninov's virtuosic second set of Etudes Tableaux.

Beethoven: String Quartet in D, Op.18, no.3
Marmen Quartet
Johannes Marmen, violin
Ricky Gore, violin
Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola
Steffan Morris. cello

Rachmaninov: Etudes Tableaux, Op.39
Freddy Kempf, piano

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in D major, Op 18 no 3

    Ensemble: Marmen Quartet.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Etudes-tableaux, Op 39

    Performer: Freddy Kempf.


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