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Nicola Heywood Thomas presents music from the Dartington Festival including a chaconne by Gubaidulina, and the Heath Quartet performing Beethoven.

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents music from the Dartington Summer School and Festival, which in the summer months of 2018 marked its seventieth anniversary. To begin, the festival artistic director and pianist Joanna MacGregor performs Gubaidulina’s Chaconne. Penned whilst still a student, this work established the composer's reputation on an international platform. This is followed by a performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet No 15 in A minor, written at a time when the composer was recovering from illness.

Gubaidulina: Chaconne
Joanna MacGregor, piano

Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor Op 132
Heath Quartet

Produced by Luke Whitlock

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    Chaconne for piano

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in A minor, Op 132

    Ensemble: The Heath Quartet.

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