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The Van Kuijk Quartet and pianist Tom Poster perform sensuous Cesar Franck

Recorded at Perth Concert Hall, young string quartets perform major French works.

In this series of string quartet recitals recorded at Perth Concert Hall, a major French work sits at the core of each programme. Today, BBC New Generation ensemble the Van Kuijk Quartet begins with Haydn; his Opus 33 quartet nicknamed The Joke due to the last movement that plays on audience expectations. Pianist Tom Poster then joins the Van Kuijk’s for Cesar Franck’s Piano Quintet, a passionate work that shocked even Liszt.

Haydn: String Quartet Op 33 No 2 in E flat 'The Joke'
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor FWV 7

The Van Kuijk Quartet
Tom Poster - piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe
Photograph credit: Nikolaj Lund

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet Op 33, No 2 in E flat

    Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • César Franck

    Piano Quintet in F minor

    Performer: Tom Poster. Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les Chemins de L'amour

    Ensemble: Van Kuijk Quartet.


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